Christina Pushaw takes CNN reporters to the woodshed over political hurricane tweets

As Hurricane Ian ripped through Florida, CNN senior reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere thought it would be a good time to bring up the politics of Governor Ron DeSantis. And Christina Pushaw, DeSantis’ former spokesperson and current rapid response director, graciously took the time to dish out some advice.

Dovere was retweeting a message from fellow CNN reporter Steve Contorno, who had taken a dig at DeSantis as well.

“As DeSantis prepares Floridians for Ian, he is urging residents to heed advice from the same local leaders he suggested they ignore during COVID and praising a federal agency he previously alleged withheld aid to the state bc Biden was playing politics,” Contorno tweeted, unable to see how the two situations are wildly different.

Dovere added on a tacky tweet of his own for good measure.

“Hurricanes & politics tend to run into each other in Florida, but this time it’s with a governor who has put himself at odds with many local government officials and who has been looking for fights with a president he may end up running against… 6 weeks before Election Day,” he wrote in his retweet.

Pushaw would not let this tasteless politicization of a natural disaster stand.

And she wasn’t the only one to jump on the CNN reporters for their comments:


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