Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was giving a press briefing on Sunday talking about the rate of nursing home infections of Covid-19 in his state when he casually referred to Florida as “God’s waiting room.” The remark set off a firestorm on Twitter and showed that DeSantis isn’t all that concerned with the elderly population of his state that also serves as the largest chunk of the GOP voting bloc. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

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