Biden, DeSantis, Will Survey Florida Damage Together

President Biden will go to Puerto Rico on Wednesday to survey the damage from Hurricane Fiona, then to Florida to tour damage with Gov. Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 GOP presidential challenger.

  • Presidents and governor of opposing parties unite in major natural disasters, including then Democrat President Obama and New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie in 2015 over Superstorm Sandy.
  • But Biden and DeSantis strongly disagree over various key issues including  transgender rights, abortion and immigration – all likely to be big issues for next month’s midterms.
  • Fiona hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 18 about five years after Hurricane Maria knocked out all power on the island.
  • Ian hit Florida on Sept. 28.