FDP Chair Manny Diaz Pens Op-Ed HailS Biden Administration’s Accomplishments Despite GOP

September 28, 2021


ICYMI: Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz Pens Herald in Op-Ed Hailing Biden Administration’s Accomplishments Despite GOP Sabotage


On September 27, 2021 the Miami Herald published an op-ed by Florida Democratic Chair Manny Diaz where he extols the Biden administration’s achievements as it relates to boosting vaccinations and getting the American economy back on its feet.


He points out that these accomplishments have come in spite of Republicans, both nationally and at the state level, undermining Biden’s health and economic policies. In the piece he also details the positive impact that President Biden’s American Rescue Plan has had on the nation as a whole as well as on the economies of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.


Key Quotes:

  • “Republicans have been busy undermining any policy that will help our health and economic recovery. And the effects of their sabotage have been evident with the current delta variant surge we have seen across Florida, a ferocious spike that made August our deadliest month since the beginning of the pandemic and is now causing over 300 deaths per day based on our current seven-day average.”

  • “It is also a fact that since COVID’s delta variant exploded, employment gains dropped from an average 703,000 a month to 235,000 in August. Sadly, that derives from the reckless anti-mask and anti-vaccine behavior that Republicans promote, and which leads to more infections, more deaths and, yes, a stunted economic recovery.”

  • “It would be one thing if this new and devolved Republican Party simply wasn’t contributing to solutions. But they have gone further than that by unpatriotically sabotaging our recovery through the promotion of remedies such as ivermectin, which the FDA warns against use for COVID treatment.”

  • “Just recently, DeSantis stood next to a vaccine denier who falsely claimed the vaccine changes RNA. The governor did not even flinch, much less try to correct the piece of disinformation. It has also been weeks since DeSantis, who spends his time traveling to out-of-state political events, has held an event to promote vaccinations.”

  • “Make no mistake, if we do not vaccinate most of our nation’s population soon as President Biden proposes, and Republicans have their way, we will be at the mercy of other variants that will continue to cause an unnecessary loss of lives and suffering. This could eventually lead to another Republican-caused economic downturn.”

To read the full op-ed in the Miami Herald, please click here:


September 28, 2021

For Immediate Release

Contact: Maurizio Passariello

maurizio@floridadems.org

‭+1 (786) 285-6398



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