THE LINCOLN PROJECT LAUNCHES NEW AD HIGHLIGHTING FAILURES OF GOP GOVERNORS DESANTIS AND ABBOTT TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE: “BACK TO SCHOOL”
August 11, 2021 — Today, The Lincoln Project has released a new ad targeting governors DeSantis of Florida and Abbott of Texas for their failure to keep the children of their state safe. These governors have let the will of Donald Trump’s reckless base dictate their COVID-19 policies — or lack thereof.
First, DeSantis and Abbott put their elderly population in jeopardy by refusing to encourage mask wearing or social distancing. Now, as school begins, they have let their political interests get in the way of protecting children.
“GOP governors across the country, like DeSantis and Abbott, are letting their political ambition guide their response to the coronavirus pandemic; creating chaos for parents, kids, teachers and their states’ economies,” said Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen. “In perhaps their most craven move yet, these governors are jeopardizing the health and safety of school children, to appease Donald Trump and his anti-mask, anti-vaccine base. National crises like COVID-19 call for experienced and tested leadership — not performance art by con-men the likes of DeSantis and Abbott.”
The full ad can be viewed here.