Chris Christie Says It Was Ron DeSantis’ Job To Meet With Biden During Hurricane Visit

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) slammed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for refusing to fulfill with Joe Biden in the course of the president’s current go to to survey hurricane harm in Florida.

“Your job as governor is to be the tour information for the president, is to ensure the president sees your individuals, sees the harm, sees the struggling, what’s happening and what must be achieved to rebuild it,” Christie stated throughout an interview Tuesday on Fox Information Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Present.”

Biden visited Florida on Saturday to view the harm brought on by Hurricane Idalia. Although the president initially stated he would meet with DeSantis, the governor’s workplace stated DeSantis had “no plans” to fulfill.

DeSantis and Christie are presently vying to be the Republican nominee for president towards Biden, although neither one is exhibiting sturdy ballot numbers.

“You’re doing all your job,” Christie stated. “And sadly, [DeSantis] put politics forward of his job. That was his selection.”

President Joe Biden tours an area impacted by Hurricane Ian on Oct. 5, 2022, in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis, visible on the right, accompanied the president at that time.
President Joe Biden excursions an space impacted by Hurricane Ian on Oct. 5, 2022, in Fort Myers Seashore, Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis, seen on the appropriate, accompanied the president at the moment.

Throughout his go to to Florida, Biden pledged to mobilize the help of the federal authorities to assist struggling Floridians. Although he didn’t meet with DeSantis, he did meet with Florida Sen. Rick Scott (R), who praised Biden’s fast response to the hurricane.

“The President did an excellent job with the early declaration earlier than the storm hit the coast,” Scott stated throughout a Saturday press convention with Biden. “That was a giant deal. It helped all these first responders. After which how briskly you permitted by FEMA the person help, the general public help … it was a giant deal, individuals. These usually are not wealthy communities. A lot of them battle. And so what the federal authorities’s doing, by FEMA being an excellent associate, I wish to thanks for doing that in a short time.”

DeSantis did spend time with Biden after Hurricane Ian hit Florida final yr. A photograph that went viral confirmed the president chatting with locals as DeSantis walked previous them, his shoulders slumped and eyes forged down.

Requested about DeSantis’ absence on Saturday, Biden appeared unbothered.

“I’m not disillusioned,” he stated. “He might have had different causes.”

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