After calling President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan “Washington at its worst,” Ron DeSantis attempted to take credit for the funding it provided for law enforcement in Florida.
In response, DNC spokesperson Ammar Moussa released the following statement:
“If Ron DeSantis had his way, police officers would not have gotten funding to protect their communities. Gaslighting voters and taking credit for funding he pushed against is simply par for the course with Ron DeSantis.”
DeSantis publicly opposed critical funding in the American Rescue Plan that helped American families recover from the pandemic.
Tallahassee Democrat: “DeSantis also said of the American Rescue Plan, ‘… It’s Washington at its worst.’”
This isn’t the first time DeSantis has misled Floridians and taken credit for President Biden’s accomplishments.
Rolling Stone: “DeSantis Brags About Florida Budget That Includes Billions in Federal Funds He Opposed”
After repeatedly criticizing the American Rescue Plan, DeSantis is doling out those very same funds to boost his reelection campaign.
The Palm Beach Post: “The federal dollars that will fund the bonuses came courtesy of the Biden administration and congressional Democrats – and were steadfastly opposed by Capitol Hill Republicans.”
Fortune: “Ron DeSantis is convinced Biden’s stimulus caused inflation. His solution: Use Biden’s stimulus to send inflation relief checks to Floridians.”
Tallahassee Democrat: “In addition, the $1,000 bonuses spread among teachers, law enforcement and first responders that the governor wants lawmakers to approve is financed with the federal aid.”
Tampa Bay Times: “Florida lawmakers plan to suspend collection of the state’s gas tax in October… The state will fill the projected $200 million revenue shortfall with federal coronavirus stimulus dollars.”