Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis taking care of sick wife

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis taking care of sick wife

Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis was with his wife as she underwent cancer treatment during a recent COVID-19 surge in his state, his spokesman said.

Casey DeSantis, 41, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October and underwent treatment Thursday, the governor’s spokesman told Fox News.

The same day critics slammed DeSantis as being “missing” while his state was dealing with increased coronavirus cases.  

Jerry Demings, the Democratic mayor of Orange County, slammed DeSantis last week, saying Florida residents “should be outraged” with DeSantis not being seen publicly as coronavirus cases spiked.

“And they should ask the question, ‘Now, where’s our state? Where’s our governor?’” Demings said. “Where is Ron DeSantis now? When was the last time you saw the governor do a press briefing regarding COVID-19?”

Other critics, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., piled on on social media, accusing him of being “inexplicably missing.” 

“Hasn’t Gov. DeSantis been inexplicably missing for like 2 weeks,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet during a visit to Florida. “If he’s around, I would be happy to say hello. His social media team seems to have been posting old photos for weeks.”

Ron and Casey DeSantis
Casey DeSantis, pictured here with Gov. DeSantis, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October.
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“In the meantime, perhaps I could help with local organizing,” said Ocasio-Cortez, who was pictured without a mask while dining outside in Miami. “Folks are quite receptive here.”

MSNBC host Joy Reid joined in the attack, tweeting, “A governor, not governing during a crisis; and sunning his belly on vacation instead. @GovRonDeSantis is the Nero of Ted Cruzes.”

DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw tweeted back at Reid, attaching photos of the governor’s daily schedule, and asked, “Have you ever considered that you’re one of the reasons nobody trusts the media?”

Ron DeSantis and his wife in 2019.
The governor has reportedly been caring for his wife while she receives treatment.
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DeSantis communications staffer Kyle Lamb also responded to critics on Twitter who were questioning whether DeSantis was on vacation. She wrote “Just FYI, [DeSantis] is not on vacation. Literally no one from our office has said that he is.

“Anyone pushing that could have easily seen the public schedule and seen that he’s taking calls and meetings this past week,” Lamb said. “Not having public events does not = ‘vacation.’”

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