Panama City — Governor Ron de Santis Openly rebellious President Joe Biden On Wednesday, he said he would “disturb” the federal COVID-19 restrictions that would hurt businesses or deprive Floridians of their choice.
At a press conference in Panama City, DeSantis responded to a speech by Biden calling on the Governor of Florida on Tuesday. “It does not get in the way” The number of people trying to combat the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
The friction between Biden and DeSantis occurs when the country faces a fourth wave of viruses that has been hit particularly hard in Florida.
The condition has reached a new peak According to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, 11,515 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday.
And 110,477 residents tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the week ending July 29, predicting that more people will need hospital care in the coming weeks.
Before: DeSantis downplays COVID concerns during an event in Miami’s Sarasota
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When: The Biden administration issues a targeted moratorium on the expulsion of areas most hit by COVID-19
“Joe Biden suggests that if you don’t have a blockade policy, you need to quote” out of the way “… If you’re pursuing the rights of your parents in Florida, I’ll get in your way. I’m doing it, “said Desantis. Before receiving applause from residents and local leaders on Wednesday.
DeSantis said it would interfere with anyone trying to refuse direct education, impose obligations or hurt their livelihoods on their children.
“If you’re trying to lock people in, I’m in your way and standing for the people of Florida,” said Desantis.
Florida and Texas explained According to the White House, one-third of all COVID-19 cases reported last week. But unlike the previous waves Little effort was made at the state or local level to mitigate the Florida surge.
DeSantis has transferred responsibility for the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Florida and other parts of Biden. Many new incidents claim to have crossed the southern border with Mexico..
DeSantis said Biden wants the government to have kindergarten children wear masks at school as a way to control the virus instead of closing the border.
“Well, in Florida, I can tell you that my parents will be in charge of it,” DeSantis said about wearing a mask at school.
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DeSantis said on Monday that it threatened to withhold funding from schools that required students to wear masks, effectively eliminating local decisions on the matter.
DeSantis also opposed Florida’s proposal to support the mandatory vaccine.
“From the beginning, I said I’d make it available to everyone, but I’m not obliging anyone. It’s ultimately an individual choice,” DeSantis said. I am. “So you don’t do your job (Biden), why don’t you secure that boundary, and I don’t want to hear from you a blip about COVID until you do it.”
Contributions: Zac Anderson, Ken Alltucker
This article was originally published in The News-Herald: Florida Governor DeSantis: “Getting in the way” of Biden COVID restrictions