With friends like these:
South Florida’s Republicans in Washington aren’t getting behind Gov. Ron DeSantis’ fight against local mask mandates in schools.
Sen. Marco Rubio has said that mask mandate debates — on all sides — are a “waste of time.”
Sen. Rick Scott said, “I don’t believe the government should be mandating things.”
And Miami’s three Republicans in the House of Representatives have declined to weigh in on DeSantis’ behalf after local elected officials on the Miami-Dade County School Board voted 7-1 to impose a mask mandate in public schools over the objections of the Florida Department of Education.
“That’s a state issue,” Republican Rep. Carlos Gimenez said in an email.
In other words, Ron, you’re on your own.
Tropical Storm Ida is forecast to become a major hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana on Monday.
But until then, let us hope for a calm and quiet weekend.
This egret came calling on my neighbors a while back.