Biden Calls Florida School Superintendent to Praise Mask Mandate That Defies State Order

Joe Biden phoned the Broward County Schools school superintendent Friday night to praise her for imposing mask mandates in defiance Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) executive order banning them in the state.

According to the Miami Herald, Biden lauded interim superintendent Vickie Cartwright’s “leadership and courage to do the right thing for the health and well-being of their students, teachers, and schools.”

Biden added that he “stands ready to support their school districts and communities to get back to safe, full-time, in-person learning.”

This comes after Florida’s Department of Health threatened to withhold money from the Broward school district if they didn’t reverse course and allow parents to make these health decisions for their children.

“There is no room for error or leniency when it comes to ensuring compliance with policies that allow parents and guardians to make health and educational choices for their children,” Florida’s Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said in a letter to the district, adding that he’s “immediately initiating an investigation of noncompliance.”

DeSantis signed an executive order last month prohibiting Florida school districts from imposing mask mandates, drawing the ire of Biden and his Department of Education.

“Joe Biden suggests that if you don’t do lockdown policies, then you should ‘get out of the way.’ But let me tell you this: If you’re coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way. I’m not going to let you get away with it,” DeSantis said.

In response, Broward County voted 8-1 to impose mask mandates on Tuesday and is working to challenge DeSantis’ order in court.

Notably, leaked emails from the left’s savior Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted that face coverings are “not really effective in keeping out the virus,” a sentiment recently echoed by Biden’s own health advisor Michael Osterholm.


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