REMINDER: DeSantis Used ARP Funds He Opposed for Law Enforcement Bonuses
February 20, 2023
As Ron DeSantis heads to the New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago areas to speak to local law enforcement, DNC National Press Secretary Ammar Moussa released the following statement:
“Actions speak louder than words — and it was President Biden and Democrats who passed the American Rescue Plan that funded first responders and law enforcement departments across the country. If Ron DeSantis had his way, Florida wouldn’t have had the resources to deliver for the law enforcement community.”
DeSantis publicly opposed the very same funding in the American Rescue Plan that paid for bonuses to Florida law enforcement.
Tallahassee Democrat: “DeSantis also said of the American Rescue Plan, ‘… It’s Washington at its worst.’”
After criticizing the American Rescue Plan, DeSantis doled out those very same funds in the form of bonuses.
The Palm Beach Post: “The federal dollars that will fund the bonuses came courtesy of the Biden administration and congressional Democrats – and were steadfastly opposed by Capitol Hill Republicans.”
Tallahassee Democrat: “In addition, the $1,000 bonuses spread among teachers, law enforcement and first responders that the governor wants lawmakers to approve is financed with the federal aid.”
DeSantis has misled Floridians and taken credit for President Biden’s accomplishments.
Rolling Stone: “DeSantis Brags About Florida Budget That Includes Billions in Federal Funds He Opposed”