GOP Governor Suspected of Ignoring Calls for Covid-19 Shutdowns Due to Business Ties

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

As Florida struggles to combat the Covid-19 outbreak that has currently infected 4,950 people within the state and claimed the lives of 60, Gov. Ron DeSantis has not acknowledged pleas from local politicians and Democratic Congress members to implement a shutdown of non-essential businesses. Instead, DeSantis has spent time corresponding with some…