In President Joe Biden’s national address Thursday evening, he suggested that the United States may need to reinstate lockdown measures at some point to slow the spread of COVID-19. Now Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is shooting back by saying he will never allow this to happen in his state.
DeSantis shoots back at Biden
“Biden said last night that they may need to introduce more lockdown policies in the future. I can tell you, that doesn’t happen in Florida, ”DeSantis said emphatically, according to Fox35 Orlando. “We’re not going to lock him down in Florida.”
“Honestly, it’s crazy to even think about getting a lockdown,” added DeSantis. “We like the fact that people can work here. We like the fact that we have saved thousands and thousands of businesses and people’s livelihoods, and we love the fact that parents have the right to send their child to school personally. “
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This came after Biden warned in his speech marking the restrictions’ one year anniversary that lockdown measures may again be required.
“Even if we use every resource we have, it depends on national unity to fight this virus and get back to normal,” Biden said, pointing out that if the Americans fail, the lockdown measures will be reinstated. ” stay vigilant “.
“National unity is not just the way Washington politicians and politicians vote what the loudest voices say over the cable or online. Unity is what we do as fellow Americans, ”said Biden. “Because if we don’t stay vigilant and conditions change, we may have to reintroduce the restrictions to get back on track.”
DeSantis’ previous comments
This is far from the first time DeSantis has defiantly pledged to keep Florida open. Earlier this month, he pledged to do whatever it takes to keep schools and businesses open as the vaccine comes out.
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“Friends, lawmakers, Floridians, lend me your ears: we will not let anyone close your schools, we will not let anyone take your job, and we will not let anyone close your business!” DeSantis explained.
“Florida has been steadfast from the start to focus its efforts on protecting the elderly,” he added. “We have rejected the policy of sending contagious COVID patients back to nursing homes. in fact we have banned the practice. Florida has also only set up COVID care facilities to help contain infections in long-term care facilities more effectively. “
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Governor Ron DeSantis says to Floridians: “I see a sad state of affairs in many parts of our country: schools closed, businesses closed and lives destroyed … We will not let anyone close your schools, take your jobs, [or] Close your business! “pic.twitter.com/jcNAYY5Fkl
– Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) March 2, 2021
This piece was written by James Samson on March 13th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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