Defiant DeSantis blasts Biden administration amid report of travel limits

Gary Fineout
Politico

February 11, 2021

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday lashed out at the Biden administration, promising that the state would strongly and swiftly oppose any attempts to block Americans from traveling to the Sunshine State.

On February 10 DeSantis struck back against reporters who questioned unmasked Super Bowl revelers.

DeSantis’ comments were in response to a Wednesday story by McClatchy that quoted an unnamed White House official saying the administration was considering imposing domestic travel restrictions, including on Florida, to stem the transmission of a new Covid-19 variant that is rapidly spreading in the state.

DeSantis, a Republican, called consideration of travel restrictions “absurd” and a “political attack on the people of Florida.” He said it would be “ridiculous” to impose curbs on domestic travel while relaxing restrictions on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Any attempt to restrict or lock down Florida by the federal government would be an attack on our state, done purely for political purposes,” DeSantis said at a press conference in Port Charlotte, Fla. He also questioned the need for any type of restrictions given Florida’s middle-of-the pack ranking in terms of Covid-19 fatalities.

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  1. I appreciate any governor who stands up for the residents and economy of his state- that’s a big deal… but his statement regarding vaccines and the “UK variant” is troubling to say the least.
    Judging from some of his previous comments I thought he might be on the right track… not sure what happened there.
    People and especially politicians should research beyond the mainstream PR about vaccines generally and covid specifically.
    Advice from a proud anti-vaxxer here- do yourself a solid, don’t take the covid vaccine.
    Thank-you to this site for putting up so much relevant information and excellent videos.

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