During his first presidential address, Joe Biden threatened that COVID lockdowns might be needed again.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 12, 2021
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) was having none of it.
He said that he would never lockdown Florida again.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has rejected President Joe Biden’s warning that a new round of COVID-19 restrictions could be on the horizon if efforts to contain the virus fail, calling the prospect “insane.”
The Republican governor made the remarks while speaking about vaccine distribution at a press conference in Sebastian, Florida on Friday. Biden suggested that new public health restrictions may be needed during his prime-time address on Thursday night, although he did not mention Florida nor any other specifics of the restrictions and the prospect was presented as a possibility only “if we don’t stay vigilant and the conditions change.”
“Biden last night said that they may have to impose more lockdown-type policies in the future,” DeSantis said during the press conference. “I can tell ya, that ain’t happening in Florida. We are not going to let him lock down Florida. I know they talked about restricting travel of Floridians. That’s totally unacceptable, we’ve said that from the beginning.”
“To even contemplate doing any kind of lockdown, honestly it’s insane, so that’s not going to happen in the state of Florida,” he continued. “We like the fact that people have been able to work here… so we’re going to continue doing what works, but under no circumstances would we entertain doing anything of the sort.”
Ron DeSantis has gotten a ton of praise from Republicans over his handling of the COVID pandemic. He kept his state fairly open nearly the whole time and made none of the mistakes that tyrannical Dem Governors did.
The Palmieri Report reported on an interview DeSantis did with Tucker Carlson in which he outlined how he didn’t listen to the “experts” who gave out bad models.
Time for more governors to stand up!
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