There’s nothing like a good quote to earn a politician a place in the history books.
For President John F. Kennedy, it was, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” For Franklin Delano Roosevelt, it was, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” And for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, it’s, “How the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on?”
DeSantis’ now-famous comment on wearing masks (or rather, on not wearing masks) has made its way onto can koozies, which the governor is selling on his campaign website.
A rep for the Florida Republican Party says selling the merchandise is a “great opportunity to have some lighthearted fun and give his supporters a chance to feel even more connected with his message of keeping Florida free.”
But not everyone agrees. Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman says, “We have a governor who has not taken COVID seriously from the very beginning. You know, he is essentially right now treating it like a joke. He’s got campaign merchandise on his website … and we’ve had nearly 40,000 Floridians die of COVID.”