Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ office congratulated the Democrat on getting a “taste of freedom”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), was seen finishing the year on sunny Florida. New York has rising coronavirus and other controversial government restrictions.
According to National Review, Ocasio Cortez was photographed outside the Doraku Sushi & Izakaya in Miami Beach on Thursday, with her companion.
The lawmaker’s trip coincides with New York reporting a record number of Covid cases on Thursday, with more than 74,000 added, a record for the state. New York City has also ordered thousands of police officers to return on duty, cancelling their time off as they deal with cops reporting sick from Covid.
This city is subject to some of the toughest anti-pandemic measures in the country. Eric Adams, who is the new Mayor of Philadelphia, stated this week that he intends to keep many of the controversial mandates in place. Ocasio-Cortez supports vaccine and mask mandates.
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The politician’s escape to Florida – where Gov. Ron DeSantis has become a lightning rod for Democrat ire over his refusal to implement strict mandates – has drawn criticism and mockery, with the governor’s office even calling out the representative for her “taste of freedom.”
“We hope you’re enjoying a taste of freedom here in the Sunshine State thanks to @RonDeSantisFL’s leadership,”The Team DeSantis twitter account wrote.
“Imagine the stunning bravery it took for her to enter the hellscape dominated by the iron fist of Deathsantis,” Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro added, referencing a nickname popular among DeSantis’ critics for his stance on Covid masking and vaccine mandates.
Shapiro recommendedOcasio Cortez, go back and have fun “paranoid hellscape you’ve created”Back in New York’s blue state, throw “GoHomeAOC”One of several trends was used by the tweeter to ridicule Congresswoman Elizabeth Warren for her Florida trip.