DeSantis Mocks Call To Return Unspent COVID Relief

Playbook reports:

DeSantis was dismissive of Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s idea that governors should return unspent federal Covid-19 relief money to pay off the national debt. Scott made the suggestion in January, noting that Congress had changed the law so any returned money would go to debt reduction.

“If you look at how much money that is … it’s like $100 million, $200 million, a few hundred million,” DeSantis said.

“How much dent would that make in the debt? I mean seriously. I appreciate when federal folks are concerned about how we’re managing this. Why don’t they get their house in order? Why don’t they stop spending so much of our money?”

Read the full article. As I’ve previously reported, DeSantis has made a huge show out of handing out bonus checks and hiring incentives to firefighters and police without mentioning the source of those funds.