Florida Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed this week that he will issue a pardon to any resident of the Sunshine State charged with a crime for violating CoVID-19 regulations and rules during the pandemic.
The Republican made the announcement on Fox News Wednesday.
“It’s a total overreach,” he told Laura Ingraham. “These things with health should be advisory, they should not be punitive.”
— New York Post (@nypost) May 13, 2021
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) May 13, 2021
“He broke the news of his pardon directly to Mike and Jillian Carnevale, who faced up to 120 days in jail for repeatedly allowing people to forgo masks at their gym in Plantation in Broward County,” writes the New York Post.
“I’m glad you have Mike and Jillian on, and I’m also glad to be on to be able to say that effective tomorrow morning, I’m going to sign a reprieve under my constitutional authority,” the governor said.
“So that will delay the case for 60 days against both of them, and then when our clemency board meets in the coming weeks, we’ll issue pardons not only for Mike and Jillian, but for any Floridian that may have outstanding infractions for things like masks and social distancing,” he added.
Read the full report at the NY Post.
DESANTIS BANS 'VAXPORTS': Florida Governor Issues Executive Order Banning Vaccine Passports
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order Friday that effectively bans businesses from requiring CoVID vaccine passports for customers hoping to frequent their establishments.
“Today I issued an executive order prohibiting the use of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports. The Legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon,” posted the Republican on Twitter.
Today I issued an executive order prohibiting the use of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports. The Legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon. Read my EO here – https://t.co/6QwLsLWEWm
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 2, 2021
DeSantis signed a series of regulations this week that will shield local businesses from CoVID liabilities. Without the law, owners could potentially be sued by customers and employees for new infections on their premises.
“It’s completely unacceptable,” said DeSantis on so-called “Vaccine Passports.”
“You want to go to a movie theater, should you have to show that? No. You want to go to a game, a theme park? No. So we’re not supportive of that,” he added.
“Florida businesses soon won’t be able to screen customers based on whether they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday, even as he signed a bill designed to shield companies from pandemic-related lawsuits,” reports the Orlando Sentinel.
“Can you use your concealed weapons permit and walk onto a Disney property?” asked one critic of the new law. “Can you go into the Magic Kingdom carrying your gun? No. … In Florida the law allows you to have a permit, but private property rights trump that. There’s plenty of restaurants and bars and all sorts of businesses in Florida [that state] ‘No shoes, no shirt, no service,’ because that’s their private property. How the hell is Ron DeSantis going to tell Disney that they can’t require vaccination passports should they want to do so?”
Read the full report here.
DeSANTIS BLASTS MEDIA: Your Coverage is ‘Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, It’s a Fake Narrative’
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called-out the mainstream media over the weekend for promoting a “false narrative” over his handling of the Sunshine State’s CoVID vaccine rollout.
“What you’re saying is wrong, that’s a fake narrative. I met with all the folks in Palm Beach County, I said ‘Here are the options,’” said De Santis.
“It’s wrong, it’s wrong, it’s a fake narrative. You don’t care about the facts. I laid it out for you in a way that’s irrefutable. You’re wrong, you’re wrong, you’re wrong,” he added.
Watch DeSantis’ comments above.