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Governor DeSantis blames Hispanics for increase in coronavirus cases

This week saw the largest increase in coronavirus cases since the crisis began in Florida, currently in Phase 2 of re-opening. Yesterday, Governor DeSantis tried to blame the dramatic rise in coronavirus cases in Florida on the Hispanic community, conveniently ignoring the reality that his incompetent response to COVID-19.

In response to DeSantis’ accusations, the Deputy Communications Director at the Florida Democratic Party, Luisana Pérez Fernández released the following statement:

“It’s not the first time that Ron DeSantis has attacked the Hispanic community for his political benefit. Like his friend and mentor Donald Trump, DeSantis launched his campaign by attacking Hispanic people and has promoted anti-immigrant laws like SB168. Now he wants to blame Hispanics for the uptick in cases, knowing full well that he and Donald Trump did not prepare us for this crisis. Florida Republicans have done nothing but feign control of this crisis, all the while cases continue rising day after day. I know that this August and this November, their incompetence is finally going to catch up to them at the polls.”

6/19/20, Orlando Weekly, Florida farmworkers call DeSantis’ comments on ‘overwhelmingly Hispanic’ infection rates ‘shameful’

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