Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made a surprise appearance on the last day of the Gulf Coast Jam concert festival Sunday to wild applause.
In a tweet after the festival, DeSantis claimed the event was “the largest music festival since the pandemic began.” The Gulf Coast Jam festival is the first major open air concert festival held since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year, according to Panama City’s News Herald.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 7, 2021
The Florida governor, who has been an outspoken critic of lockdowns, walked on stage before the country singer Luke Bryan was slated to appear. DeSantis touted Florida’s approach to the pandemic and mocked Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for pushing heavy-handed government measures to combat COVID-19.
DeSantis’ press secretary Christina Pushaw posted clips of the