Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, declared as “unconstitutional and reckless” the restriction that Biden intends to impose against domestic travel, and said, “We will respond very quickly.”
“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 warned according to the local Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 11.
He added, “To restrict the right of Americans to travel freely throughout our country while allowing illegal aliens to cross the southern border unmolested would be a ridiculous and very damaging charade.”
For DeSantis the potential travel restriction has no scientific basis, which drives him to protect his citizens.
“So we will oppose it 100%; it would not be based in science; it would purely be a political attack against the people of Florida,” he reiterated according to the Daily Wire.
The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association showed its support for the governor’s decision in a statement from president and CEO Carol Dover.
Blocking travel “would absolutely kill the economic progress we have made in recent months. As more vaccines are distributed, we are confident that even more people will want to travel to Florida, and we are more than ready and eager to welcome them,” Dover said, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
The DeSantis-led Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus vaccination campaign is considered a success; nearly 2.2 million Floridians had received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to state data as of Feb. 11.
Nearly three-quarters of those vaccinated are people over the age of 65, who were given priority. Florida is one of the best-performing states in handling the pandemic compared to other states.
DeSantis is opposed to the lockdowns that characterize Democratic-led states.
That’s why he determined in November, “The governor will not lock up or fine families that cannot afford a shelter for 6 weeks. Especially not for a virus that has a 99.8% survival rate.”
For David Burke, a Twitter user, the move Biden announced would be a punishment for Florida for its good performance against the CCP Virus, according to one of his tweets.
“So the Biden Administration, embarrassed that Florida is doing better than most Blue States in managing COVID19, even with its large elderly population, wants to punish Florida with a Travel Ban! Didn’t Joe Biden say that Travel Bans were xenophobic?” he wrote identifying himself as @ConservativeTht.
So the Biden Administration, embarrassed that Florida is doing better than most Blue States in managing #COVID19, even with its large elderly population, wants to punish Florida with a Travel Ban! 🤔 Didn’t Joe Biden say that Travel Bans were xenophobic? https://t.co/aHPZfepOyQ
— David Burke (@ConservativeTht) February 12, 2021