In the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly criticized left-wing climate alarmists for attempting to advance their policy agenda over the weekend.
During a press conference on Sunday, DeSantis made the remarks while providing an update on the status of recovery operations in the state.
His remarks follow President Joe Biden’s Saturday visit to the state.
“So, I think the notion that somehow hurricanes are something new, that’s just false. And we’ve got to stop politicizing the weather and stop politicizing natural disasters. We know from history there’s been times when it’s very busy in Florida, late ‘40s, early ‘50s, you had a lot of hits of significant hurricanes.” DeSantis said.
DeSantis slams media narrative using natural disasters to “advance their agenda on the backs of people that are suffering.”
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DeSantis referenced past storms from well over 100 years ago that had the same path as Hurricane Idalia and struck Florida with similar destructive wind speeds of approximately 125 mph.
“So, I think sometimes people need to take a breath and get a little bit of perspective here. But the notion that somehow if we just adopt, you know, very left-wing policies at the federal level that somehow we will not have hurricanes, that is a lie. And that is people trying to take what happened with different types of storms and use that as a pretext to advance their agenda on the backs of people that are suffering. And that’s wrong, and we’re not going to do that in the state of Florida.” he concluded.