DeSantis Humiliated After Bragging About Saving The Day

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis put out a tweet on June 5th stating that his state was going to be providing assisting personnel to help with the collapse of a building in Davenport, Iowa. However, NBC News filed a public records request which revealed that over 10 hours before DeSantis sent assistance, Iowa had explicitly stated that there was no need for assistance to be provided as the mission had been canceled.

The cancellation of the request came hours after Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’s (R) administration had requested assistance from Florida and Wisconsin in order to increase the recovery efforts after the collapse of a six-story building. The collapse led to the death of three people.

A day after the request had been sent, Florida was set to provide equipment and six structural specialists to assist at the scene. However, earlier that day Iowa had informed Florida that the mission was canceled.

Eric Sanchez who works as an emergency response official for Miami stated in an email sent to the emergency management staff that the Iowa mission had been canceled. In a second email, Miami-Dade County Rescue Lt. Jeff Rouse confirmed the location of Davenport with Scott County and that assistance was no longer needed. He added that if the personnel is not yet deployed then they should be notified that the mission is canceled and their deployment is not necessary.

Hours after it was confirmed that personnel did not need to be sent to Iowa, DeSantis put out a tweet touting the efforts of Florida to assist in the crisis.

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