Ron DeSantis dodges COVID ‘bioweapon’ question, finds common ground with RFK on ‘censorship’

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'There's obviously an attempt for Big Government to collude with Big Tech to censor dissent.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t take Jesse Watters’ bait when he asked about Robert F. Kennedy Jr. saying COVID-19 was a racially targeted “bioweapon” that spared ethnic groups including the Chinese and Ashkenazi Jews.

However, the Governor did find common ground with the Democratic presidential hopeful on “censorship” related to COVID-19.

“I saw a little bit of it but I definitely agree with him on the censorship. We were censored in Florida during COVID,” DeSantis said. “I had eminent physicians (who) would be talking about things saying kids should not be forced to wear a mask, kids should be in school, and Google and YouTube pulled those videos down.”

“So there’s obviously an attempt for Big Government to collude with Big Tech to censor dissent. A company cannot do that at the behest of government even if it’s private because that’s a violation of the First Amendment,” DeSantis continued. “We’ve definitely got to get that in order because I think people’s rights to converse about important subjects has been drastically reduced in America because of Big Tech.”

Kennedy appeared in front of a House committee during an often contentious hearing Thursday, with Democrats sparring with the man who would be their presidential nominee throughout the meeting.

Ahead of that, the New York Post leaked a video where Kennedy said on camera: “”Covid -19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and Black people. The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese.” Kennedy said his words were misrepresented.

DeSantis has offered warm comments about the Democrat dissident before, even as he ruled him out as a potential 2024 running mate.

“I know RFK actually,” DeSantis said on “Wisconsin Right Now.

“He and I have worked together on (Dr. Anthony) Fauci and I think he’s right on Fauci and I think there are issues that we can align, but I think on the bulk of issues, I think he’s a liberal Democrat and so I’m going to choose somebody that is going to be conservative if elected.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


4 comments

  • SteveHC

    July 20, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    DeSantis clearly and consistently displays belief in private enterprise and the rights inherent in American private endeavors only when they happen to serve him… typical of fascists, a perfect example of same. You just can’t get more UN-American than Ron DeSantis.

  • Mark

    July 21, 2023 at 3:12 am

    “I had eminent physicians (who) would be talking about things saying kids should not be forced to wear a mask, kids should be in school, and Google and YouTube pulled those videos down.”

    Children are vectors of disease, as they are kids and don’t consider the consequences of never washing their hands. Hence, allowing them to freely go to school during the lockdown would have made the lockdown pointless. Many hospitals were at breaking point for ICU beds. Adding even a 5% increase in adults, infected by their children, would have collapsed the hospital systems statewide. Thankfully, children never were as sick as the adults, but they were still carriers. But, that’s basic science, and with our Quack-in-Chief running the state medical board, what can we expect?

  • Peter Pan Pan Pan

    July 21, 2023 at 4:12 am

    ““So there’s obviously an attempt for Big Government to collude with Big Tech to censor dissent. A company cannot do that at the behest of government even if it’s private because that’s a violation of the First Amendment,”
    Correct and correct. As he usually is–to the dismay of the lefty spasmoes such as the above who apparently feared legions of filthy little kids shoving their urine-soaked hands up the noses of their teachers, thus fueling a pan-pan-pandemic.

  • Thomas Kaspar

    July 21, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Weak bias political clickbait

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