Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) went on vacation to the free state of Florida and found herself defending her move to leave New York during a virus surge from the GOP. She started out oddly calling her GOP critics sexually frustrated. She said:
“If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet. Ya creepy weirdos
“It’s starting to get old ignoring the very obvious, strange, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women,& LGBT+ people in general. These people clearly need therapy, won’t do it, and use politics as their outlet instead. It’s really weird.”
That line of attack didn’t work the way she wanted so she went after Florida Governor Ron Desantis. The move backfired in a massive way.
AOC said: “Hasn’t Gov. DeSantis been inexplicably missing for like 2 weeks? If he’s around, I would be happy to say hello. His social media team seems to have been posting old photos for weeks.
“In the meantime, perhaps I could help with local organizing. Folks are quite receptive here.
I’d also be happy to share some notes from @GovKathyHochul’s work in NY since he seems to be in need of tips!”
Democratic Mayor Jerry Demings of Orange County in Florida also went after DeSantis saying:
“Our residents, all Florida residents should be outraged, and they should ask the question, ‘Now, where’s our state? Where’s our governor? Where is Ron DeSantis now? When was the last time you saw the governor do a press briefing regarding COVID-19?”
Soon after AOC went after Ron, a DeSantis spokesperson told Fox News the Governor was with his wife getting cancer treatment. Fox reported:
“Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis accompanied his wife to her cancer treatment while critics were accusing the governor of taking a vacation as coronavirus cases spiked, Fox News has learned.
“A DeSantis spokesperson said the governor accompanied wife Casey to cancer treatment Dec. 29, the day several left-wing critics accused the governor of “missing.”
DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw also posted photos of DeSantis’ schedule with the caption, “Have you ever considered that you’re one of the reasons nobody trusts the media?”