Republican Representative Matt Gaetz says that Florida has done an exceptional job with regard to the pandemic, and that the state’s “light touch” approach should be used by others. Gaetz apparently hasn’t seen the numbers coming out of his own state, because the number of positive cases continues to rise by at least 700 per day, with deaths in the state rapidly approaching 1,000. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses Gaetz’s tone deaf remarks.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced