Comedian Bill Burr tore into Florida Gov. Ron De Santis on his podcast, slamming the Republican for banning mask mandates as his state becomes the epicenter of the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19.
“DeSantis, whoever this guy is — and they have the most grumpiest-looking photo ever — this guy is starting to build stature in 2024 and he says he disagrees on mask mandates,” Burr began the latest episode of his “Monday Morning Podcast” show, referencing DeSantis’ positioning as a potential presidential candidate.
“The amount of people who not only don’t even own a microscope or even have a pair of scrubs — you know, unless they went to some Halloween party — who are literally questioning doctors. It’s just — at this point it’s just hilarious,” Burr said in the program released Monday.
“These fucking piece of shit politicians,” he added. “He knows that that’s what his fanbase wants him to do, so that’s what the fuck he’s gonna do. Unbelievable.”
DeSantis, a Donald Trump apologist, issued an executive order banning schools from mandating the use of masks to curb the spread of COVID-19. He also banned cruise ships from requiring passenger proof of vaccination, but a judge blocked that order.
Listen to Burr’s comments here: