Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

“Shame on You!”: Protester Disrupts Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

HeadlineJul 14, 2020

Nationwide, more than 60,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday. Several states, including Tennessee, Kansas and Washington, all set new single-day records. Florida remains the hardest-hit state. On Monday, the state reported 12,600 additional COVID-19 cases, its second-highest total recorded for a single day. On Monday, a protester disrupted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at a news conference in Miami, which is now considered the epicenter of the pandemic.

Gov. Ron DeSantis: “At that point, I don’t even know if Miami-Dade had a case, a positive test — maybe a couple, but it was obviously much different than what we’re” —

Tomas Kennedy: “Shame on you! You are embarrassing!”

Gov. Ron DeSantis: — “than what we’re finding here. So, I think the” —

Tomas Kennedy: “You’re embarrassing! We’re getting record-breaking cases every day, and you are doing nothing!”

Gov. Ron DeSantis: “So, I think” —

Tomas Kennedy: “You’re falsifying information, and you are misleading the public. Over 4,000 people have died. And you are blaming the protesters. You guys have no plan, and you’re doing nothing! Shame on you!”

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top