Bill Burr Blasts Florida Governor, Other 'Piece of Sh*t Politicians' for Blocking Mask Mandates

Florida has been Florida-ing extra hard as of late when it comes to dire COVID-19 numbers, all worsened by reckless public policy and misinformation.


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The Floridian governor, Ron DeSantis, has been making headlines throughout the pandemic, most recently for standing in the way of mask mandates in a state well known for very bad COVID-19 numbers. Now, comedian Bill Burr has joined the sustained criticism of Florida’s governor, using the latest headlines as a jumping-off point to highlight the inherent idiocy of pandemic denialism.

In the opening moments of the latest episode of his Monday Morning podcast, out Monday, Burr first gave a special shout-out to “news junkies” before reading out a few current headlines he happened upon while recording. 

“[Ron] DeSantis, whoever this guy is—and they have the most grumpiest looking photo ever—this guy is starting to build his stature in 2024 and he says he disagrees on mask mandates,” Burr said. 

From there, Burr widened the conversational scope, pulling in all of the “piece of shit” political leaders who’ve been making similarly counterproductive moves.

“The amount of people who not only don’t even own a microscope or even have a pair of scrubs unless they went to some Halloween party are literally questioning doctors. … At this point, it’s just hilarious,” he said. “These fucking piece of shit politicians. He knows that’s what his fanbase wants him to do so that’s what the fuck he’s gonna do. Unbelievable.”

Also on Monday, the Sun-Sentinel’s Cindy Krischer Goodman reported that the Florida Department of Health had detected 18 cases of what’s being referred to as the “Delta Plus” strain.

Below, listen to the full hour-long episode of Burr’s latest Monday Morning episode via Spotify:

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