White House Scolds Ron DeSantis for Refusing Mask Mandate for Students

White House Scolds Ron DeSantis for Refusing Mask Mandate for Students

The White House scolded Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday for refusing to enact mask mandates for children younger than 12 years old as they return to school.

“If I were a parent in Florida, that would be greatly concerning to me,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during the daily press briefing.

DeSantis announced Thursday he will not set mask mandates for children in the Florida school system.

We’re not doing that in Florida,” he said. “We need our kids to breathe.”

Psaki responded with a personal example of the mask-wearing habits of her own children.

“We know masks are not the most comfortable thing,” she admitted. “I will say my kids are quite adjusted to them, as I know many kids are.”

Charlie Spiering