Here’s a tale of two governor’s going in two different directions in life.
One is the former fair-haired prodigy of the Democratic party, the other is the new face of the Republican party.
The former is Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who remained holed up in the Executive Mansion trying to save his political life after the release of a damning report on his sexual harassment of women.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is the later, who took President Joe Biden to task Wednesday over his open border policy and the pandemic surge.
“This is a guy who ran for president saying he was gonna ‘shut down the virus’. And what has he done?” DeSantis asked. “He’s imported more virus from around the world by having a wide-open southern border“.
“I can tell you, whatever variants are around the world, they’re coming across that southern border,” the governor added. “And so, he’s not shutting down the virus, he’s helping to facilitate it in our country.”
On Wednesday, DeSantis accused Biden of wanting to copy New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wide-ranging vaccine mandate where “law-abiding citizens have to produce proof of their medical records just to go to the gym or attend an event, or just to participate in everyday society.”
DeSantis also pointed out the hypocrisy in the Democrats thinking on voter ID.
“He wants that, but yet if you want to vote, he thinks it’s too much of a burden to show a picture ID when you’re voting,”DeSantis continued. “So no voter ID, but you have to show your medical papers just to be able to live an everyday life? Give me a break.”
Meanwhile, Cuomo remained silent on Wednesday opting to meet with aides as four separate criminal investigations were launched in Nassau County, Manhattan, Westchester County and Albany County over the allegations he forcible touched 11 women.
DeSantis is the rising star, while Cuomo appears to be the newest black hole.