president Joe Biden And the governor of Florida Ron DeSantis He was praised for putting aside political differences this week and establishing a united front after the collapse of the Surfside apartment.
“Do you know the benefits of this? We let the country know that we can cooperate,” Biden told DeSantis at a meeting in Miami Beach on Thursday during the president’s visit to the Sunshine State. “I mean, it’s just the simple act of everyone doing whatever needs to be done. This is really important, Governor.”
Republican governor, close ally of the former president Donald Trump One of Biden’s harshest critics thanked his political opponents for responding to events that caused 22 deaths and another 126 missing and feared death.
“You have recognized the severity of this tragedy from day one. You have been very supportive,” he said, adding that Florida “has no bureaucracy” or delays in receiving federal aid.
After meeting with the families of people who were killed or still missing in Surfside as a result of the collapse, Biden promised that the federal government would pay for all rescue expenses for the first month. “They are going through hell. The whole country is mourning for these families,” he said. After Biden sent millions of dollars and a large number of personnel to assist Florida officials with search and rescue operations, further support was announced.
Both leaders were praised for crossing the aisle and fulfilling the promise that Biden’s visit would have nothing to do with politics.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner and former Republican State Assemblyman René Garcia called Biden and DeSantis “strong leaders.”
“They are enough men to say what you know, it has nothing to do with politics,” she said, according to Hill. “This is to do the right thing for our state, our country, and our people.”
Professor Gerald L. Baliles and Director of Presidential Studies, Barbara Perry, Miller Center, University of Virginia, Say“It reminds us that we are all mortals, we are all human beings, and we all feel the same, whether you are red or blue.”
According to Reuters, the observer Moses Horowitz, who was staying at the Biden and DeSantis meeting hotel at the time, called the meeting “a wonderful thing.” “They should continue to do this,” he said. “There should always be a dialogue between the two parties.”
DeSantis, who is said to be considering participating in the 2024 presidential campaign, refused to attend the Trump rally in Sarasota on Saturday because he was looking for survivors.trump card According to reports, it is recommended The governor puts rescue work above his incident.