Andrew Cuomo and top U.S.They contrasted how Cuomo and Fauci have approached the pandemic to how Florida Gov.
DeSantis has been one of the governors most suspicious of pandemic-related lockdowns and restrictions while Cuomo and Fauci have advocated for more restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the virus that's killed more than 500,000 Americans."You know, governor, some of your colleagues get Emmies for acting," American Conservative Union President Matt Schlapp said while introducing DeSantis, who opened the conference.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference to discuss the first positive case of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 in New York State on March 2, 2020 in New York City.(Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)!Other major speakers hammered Cuomo more explicitly, including Donald Trump Jr., who delivered the most high-profile address of Friday. .
Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., also hammered Cuomo."The fake news media and their allies in Silicon Valley made Governor Cuomo out to be an iconic cross between King David and Tom Brady," Gaetz said. "What a big lie that turned out to be.
According to former aides, Governor Cuomo was offering to replace staff meetings with strip poker.".
does an interview on media row at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, FebShe added, on Cuomo: "At one point, I appeared on George Stephanopoulos’s Sunday show
He had just wrapped up a segment with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo here he asked Cuomo to give me advice on how to deal with COVID.""That’s the media’s COVID hero," Noem added, referring to the scandal-ridden governorMany at CPAC have complained about masking rules in the venue, which are not in place because of DeSantis but because of Orange County, Fla., and the Hyatt where the conference is being held
Gatherings outside of the CPAC conference include large crowds with very few people wearing masks.But DeSantis' handling of the pandemic has improved his profile so much that many people at CPAC are predicting that it will be him and not Trump will be the 2024 GOP nominee.
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