He is still performing his belly dance for the king sitting down at Mar-a-Lago. Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) does not appear to be all that good at it, and he for certain does not look especially good in his harem pants anyway. The gov is so blinded by the spotlight on Donald Trump, that he might notice that he is going down in flames. Think we should not mention it to him? Check this out.
CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) has begun an investigation into DeSantis for how he has been climbing on the COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment train, which has saved many, many lives. But why has he forbidden innocent children from wearing masks in school yet promoted the treatment, Regeneron? That only makes sense if a person lives in a bizarrely tilted world. The answer is tucked into the dark side of politics. Fortunately, CREW knows its business.
One of DeSantis’ top donors just happens to be behind that treatment, Citadel. Its CEO Ken Griffin and Regeneron CEO Dr. Leonard Schleifer, who leads the Griffin company, invested $15.9 million in, according to CREW. Did we mention that Ken Griffin donated $10.75 million to the governor’s political committee beginning in 2018?
The gov has been promoting Regeneron far and wide via press conferences throughout Florida. This could be a clear-cut case of conflict of interest. According to The Orlando Sentinel:
Thus far, CREW has followed 3,700 conflicts of interest cases regarded Donald Trump-related businesses:
‘While the most corrupt president in American history is no longer in office, CREW’s work is far from done — in some ways, we are just getting started. This is the time to push for accountability for Trump’s abuses of power, particularly in his last days in office and during the armed insurrection on January 6th, 2021.’
‘and to monitor how those in Trump’s orbit profit from his presidency in the private sector. We will also hold those now in power to appropriately high ethical standards to try to bring about an ethical government that works for all Americans.’
CREW is a nonpartisan nonprofit 501(c)(3) that has gone after dark money, transparency, and ethical issues in politics:
‘We are also deeply committed to reforming ethics and campaign finance laws, and work alongside policymakers to turn that into reality. We are working every day toward a government that actually works on behalf of the people rather than big donors or powerful industries.’
‘And we’ve been hard at work in recent years to lay the groundwork for key reforms to restore ethics and accountability to our government and shore up our democracy against attacks.’
CREW put in the request for all communications between DeSantis and Regeneron:
‘Politicizing or profiting from a crisis is abhorrent, yet unfortunately something we’ve seen quite a bit of during the pandemic. Given DeSantis’s position.’
‘he has both a legal and ethical obligation to distance himself completely from potential conflicting situations. It appears he not only chose not to do so, but happily involved himself in the proceedings despite the potential conflict of interest.’
This is CREW’s request:
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