Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis snapped at Biden for criticizing his handling of COVID-19: 'Why don't you do your job?'

Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesBiden instructed some governors to "get away from the way" if COVID-19 is not something they want to do.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reacted to Biden Wednesday by telling him that he must do his job at border.While the number of migrants crossing the border is increasing, states like Texas and Florida are facing COVID-19 outbreaks.Check out more stories from Insider's business page.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis slapped President Joe Biden at a press conference held Wednesday, after the White House had criticized the state’s handling of COVID-19.Biden highlighted Florida and Texas on Tuesday as the two states that account for about a third of all COVID-19-related cases in the US.Biden said that "some governors aren’t willing to do what it takes to make this happen," USA Today reported. I ask these governors to help. If you don't want to help, please at least try to get out of the way for those who are doing the right thing. Save lives by using your power.Continue reading: 11 people and issues that could threaten Florida's governorship Ron DeSantis' ascent to a run for the presidency in 2024Republican DeSantis signed an order to ban masks in schools last week, and threatened to cut funding to schools that use them. Florida is currently experiencing the most severe outbreak in the country. There has been a record number of hospitalizations and an increase in cases due to the more contagious Delta variant.DeSantis spoke Wednesday to reporters and stated that Biden wants to "single-out Florida over COVID."DeSantis stated, "This is a man who ran for president claiming he would, quote, shut off the virus." And what has he done to stop the virus? Because he has a large-open southern border, he's been able to import more virus from all over the world."Why don’t you do what is right?" He continued, before abruptly stepping out of the microphone.Continue the storyRepublican lawmakers have criticised the Biden administration for the increase in migrants crossing the southern border. In June, more than 188,000 migrants crossed the border to seek asylum. This is the highest number of migrants in recent times.Some border communities also saw an increase in COVID-19-related cases. This has prompted increased pressure on Biden for his response. Friday's announcement by the Department of Homeland Security indicated that it will resume fast-track deportation flights into Central America for migrants who cannot be deported under Title 42.Title 42, a controversial order that President Donald Trump first invoked to expel migrants quickly without allowing them to apply to asylum because of COVID-19 risk, is now gone. Monday's announcement by the administration stated that it will continue to use Title 42 to expel migrants.Business Insider has the original article.