Order for a Democratic senator with cancer Florida’s controversial Surgeon General Dr. Joseph LadapoHe and his assistants were forced to leave her office this week after refusing to use face masks in an effort to stop the spread. COVID-19

Ladapo was making the rounds of senators’ offices in Tallahassee to court their votes for confirmation as the state’s top public health official

“I told him I had a serious medical condition,” state Sen. Tina Polsky, who will begin radiation therapy for breast cancer next week, told Florida Politics.

Florida Governor Nominated Ladapo Ron DeSantis(R), was heavily criticized for misunderstooding the role of vaccines and masks in a country that saw the highest number COVID deaths in the Delta wave this summer.

Ladapo raised doubts about the effectiveness of COVID vaccinations in a Thursday press conference. denounced vaccine mandates for workplacesThe distinction between not working and potentially dying is made by the CDC.

Ladapo said that he would rather talk to Polsky outside than don a mask. Florida Politics asked Ladapo.

“I don’t want to go outside,” Polsky recalled responding “I want you to sit in my office and talk to you.”

When she asked him why he refused to take precautions against spreading COVID recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ladapo “just smiles and doesn’t answer. He’s very smug,” recounted Polsky, who represents sections of Palm Beach and Broward counties.

As he finally agreed to exit her office, Polsky said Ladapo turned to her and said: “Sometimes I try to reason with unreasonable people for fun.”

A Florida Health Department spokesman confirmed Ladapo’s comment, but claimed that it wasn’t directed at Polsky. However, he did not clarify to whom Ladapo was referring at the time.

Polsky said she “had a lot of good questions” she wanted to discuss with Ladapo. “But I felt really uncomfortable” talking to him while he refused to wear a mask, she added.

The senator’s husband, Jeff Polsky, tweeted Saturday: “Put your trust in me @FLSurgeonGeneral Don’t mess with” Tina Polsky.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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