Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke out against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates Sunday, calling the move unconstitutional.
DeSantis shared the remarke during Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” on Sunday.
“Well, fortunately, we have been able to put — fight back very effectively against mandates imposed by, for example, local governments against police, fire,” he said.
“Maria, these people we have been hailing as heroes, the nurses we have said have been heroes this whole time. They have been working day in and day out. They never — they couldn’t do their job on Zoom. They had to be there. And they did it. And they did it with honor and integrity,” DeSantis added.
These same heroes now face termination if they do not personally receive a coronavirus shot. DeSantis said this is a personal decision and the vaccine mandates are beyond Biden’s authority.
“Now you have people that want to kick them out of their job over this shot, which is basically a personal decision. And you’re right. What Biden’s doing is unconstitutional. He does not have the authority to do this,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis continued to fight legal challenges to his states “open for business” policies. In contrast with Washington’s failed business moves, Florida has excelled as one of the top economies in the nation.