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DeSANTIS STEPS IN: FL Gov Writes to Biden, Urges US to ‘Provide Internet Access’ Into Cuba

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.15.21

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week; asking the Commander-in-Chief to use American technology to provide internet access across Cuba.

“I write to urge you to assist in providing Internet access to the people of Cuba standing up against communist oppression and demanding a voice after decades of suffering under the yoke of a cruel dictatorship,” DeSantis wrote. “As you know, the Cuban people are taking to the streets to protest the Communist regime, and the Cuban government has responded with violence. At first, the world could see the images and videos of this mass movement, but now the tyrannical regime of President Miguel Díaz-Canel has shut off access to the Internet. The Cuban people have lost their ability to communicate with one another, and many Floridians born in Cuba have no information on the safety of their loved ones. Equally as important, the world has also lost the ability to see what is happening on the ground as the Cuban people rise in support of freedom.”

 

“Technology exists to provide Internet access into Cuba remotely, using the innovation of American enterprise and the diverse industries here,” he continued. “Similar to the American efforts to broadcast radio into the Soviet Union during the Cold War in Europe, the federal government has a history of supporting the dissemination of information into Cuba for the Cuban people through Radio & Televisión Martí, located in Miami. In addition to sending information, however, our efforts must include creating a means for the Cuban people to speak to the world.”

“I urge you to act immediately to provide all necessary authorizations, indemnifications, and funding to American businesses with the capability to provide Internet access for the people of Cuba,” DeSantis wrote. “Steps must be taken immediately. Internet access for the Cuban people is of critical importance as they stand up against the repressive Communist government. In the hands of these brave individuals, such access may be the key to finally bringing democracy to the island.”

DESANTIS BANS 'VAXPORTS': Florida Governor Issues Executive Order Banning Vaccine Passports

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.04.21

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.

 

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’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.05.21

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.

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