‘Insane’: DeSantis Swats Down Biden’s Suggestion To Potentially Reinstate COVID Restrictions


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is swatting down President Joe Biden’s suggestion the United States may need to reinstate COVID-19 restrictions.

“Biden said last night that they may have to impose more lockdown type policies in the future. I can tell you, that ain’t happening in Florida. We are not going to let him lock down Florida,” DeSantis said during a press conference Friday.

He added, “To even contemplate doing any type of lockdown, honestly it’s insane, and so that’s not gonna happen in the state of Florida… We’re gonna continue doing what works, but under no circumstances would we entertain anything of the sort.”

Watch part of his press conference below:

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The president warned during his first primetime address since taking office, “If we don’t say vigilant and the conditions change, then we may have to reinstate restrictions to get back on track.”

While speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last month, DeSantis praised his own leadership amid the pandemic, as IJR previously reported.

“Florida got it right and the lockdown states got it wrong,” DeSantis said.

During his address, Biden vowed he “will not relent until we beat this virus.” He urged Americans to “do their part.”

The president continued, “I need you to get vaccinated when it’s your turn and when you can find an opportunity, and to help your family, your friends, your neighbors to get vaccinated as well.”

Biden suggested by the Fourth of July, “There’s a good chance you, your families and friends, will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout or a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day.”

He explained it does not mean “large events with lots of people together” but it means “small groups will be able to get together.”

Biden also said he is directing every state to make the vaccine available to all Americans by May 1.

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