Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis accompanied his spouse to her cancer therapy whilst critics have been accusing the governor of taking a holiday vacation as coronavirus scenarios spiked, Fox Information has figured out.

A DeSantis spokesperson reported the governor accompanied spouse Casey to cancer treatment Dec. 29, the day quite a few left-wing critics accused the governor of “lacking.”

Rep. Ron DeSantis, Republican candidate for governor of Florida, speaks as his wife Casey DeSantis seems to be on for the duration of a marketing campaign rally in Estero, Fla. Oct. 31, 2018. Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg/File

DeSantis’ declared in October that his spouse had been identified with breast most cancers, telling Fox Information at the time that as “the mother of a few young young children, Casey is the centerpiece of our loved ones and has produced an impact on the lives of countless Floridians as a result of her initiatives as first girl.”


Democratic Mayor Jerry Demings of Orange County in Florida criticized DeSantis in a push meeting Tuesday amid the soaring COVID situations, suggesting condition citizens “should really be outraged” with DeSantis not getting in entrance of the media all through the spike.

“Our residents, all Florida people ought to be outraged, and they really should request the question, ‘Now, where’s our state? Where’s our governor?'” Demings stated. “Exactly where is Ron DeSantis now? When was the past time you observed the governor do a press briefing relating to COVID-19?”

Many others, which includes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to social media to criticize DeSantis and accuse him of being “inexplicably missing.”

“Hasn’t Gov. DeSantis been inexplicably lacking for like 2 months,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet all through a check out to Florida. “If he’s about, I would be delighted to say hello there. His social media workforce looks to have been submitting previous shots for weeks.”

“In the meantime, perhaps I could help with local arranging,” additional Ocasio-Cortez, who was spotted maskless even though drinking and dining outside in the Sunshine State. “Folks are quite receptive right here.”

MSNBC host Joy Reid also lashed out at DeSantis, composing in a tweet: “A governor, not governing in the course of a crisis and sunning his tummy on family vacation in its place. @GovRonDeSantis is the Nero of Ted Cruzes.”

DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw responded to Reid, attaching images of DeSantis’ each day routine, and requested, “Have you at any time deemed that you are one of the reasons no person trusts the media?”

DeSantis communications staffer Kyle Lamb also responded to critics on Twitter who have been questioning irrespective of whether DeSantis was on vacation, composing: “Just FYI, [DeSantis] is not on family vacation. Virtually no one particular from our workplace has said that he is.

“Anybody pushing that could have very easily observed the general public schedule and noticed that he is taking phone calls and conferences this previous week,” Lamb extra. “Not getting public functions does not = ‘vacation.'”

Fox News’ Houston Keene contributed to this report.