Where's DeSantis? Florida governor makes first public appearance in 13 days, doesn't take questions

by: Mike Vasilinda – Cap News Services

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 / 05:11 PM EST/ Updated: Nov 17, 2020 / 05:46 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Cap News Services) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made his first public appearance in almost two weeks on Tuesday but did not take any questions.

The governor last appeared before reporters the Wednesday after the election. During that news conference, he criticized the national media for calling some states but not others and touted Florida’s handling of the election.

“We’re now being looked at as the state that did it right,” he said on Nov. 4.

DeSantis didn’t take questions during that news conference, but promised he would soon.

“I’ll be back to take questions probably sometime before the week ends,” he said.

That didn’t happen.

The governor has not addressed the state’s rising coronavirus cases. Florida health officials reported more than 10,000 new cases on Sunday – the highest single-day increase since July.

DeSantis also held no press briefings as Florida braced for Tropical Storm Eta, which slammed the state with strong winds and heavy rain. Eta made two landfalls in Florida.

But on Tuesday, 13 days after his Nov. 4

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