MSNBC’s Joy Reid ripped Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized Florida Gov. “crusade” against COVID testing and a remark that seemed to ignore his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis.
Reid first called DeSantis out for his focus on The crisis concerning critical race theory, the state’s public school curriculums and, as he put it, “a lot of inappropriate content that can be smuggled in”For classrooms.
Reid said DeSantis’ efforts should instead be placed squarely on the issue “that is literally ravaging his state right now” – COVID-19.
Reid in the latest episode “The Reid Out,”Reid pointed out that Florida is setting new records in COVID cases, with hospitalizations increasing and COVID testing still failing to meet hurdles. Reid stated that a number of the tests Reid gave to Broward County teachers were expired. “bombshell admission” last week by DeSantis that as many as 1 million COVID tests in the state’s stockpile had expired without being used.
But DeSantis’ priorities are elsewhere, the MSNBC host said, made clear by the Florida governor’s recent “crusade against testing”A remark that many measures defy logic was made to highlight this point.
“Think about it – before COVID, did anyone go out and seek testing to determine if they were sick?”DeSantis spoke to reporters.
Reid then went in.
“Yes, Ron. Ya bum. It’s called preventive care!”Reid said. “It’s what you do in this country to get ahead of a potential illness rather than waiting until your situation gets worse.”
She broke down then the obvious, over a headline which ran throughout “The Absolute Worst” segment reading “FL GOV. RON DESANTIS WAGES WAR ON FACTS.”
“Florida offers testing for a host of medical issues, including HIV and other STDs. Maybe Ron has heard about, I don’t know, colonoscopies and mammograms that can detect various cancers,”Reid said that he then became close to DeSantis, whose wife had been diagnosed with breast cancer three months earlier.
“His wife was one of the more than 300,000 women in the United States who were diagnosed with breast cancer last year,”Reid said. “Now fortunately, she appears to be on the road to recovery, and we wish her well.
“But she told all of us that she only found out about it because of early screening – aka testing.”
The entire segment can be viewed at “The Reid Out” HereOr below.