Speaking to Fox News host Mark Levin this Sunday, Florida’s GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis said his saved his state from governmental overreach during the COVID pandemic — governmental overreach that would have made Florida look like Canada.
“You just have so many threats to freedom nowadays. And what we’re doing is we’ve essentially, ‘Katie, bar the door’ to protect Floridians and to protect their freedoms and opportunities. And you see it in a number of different ways,” said DeSantis.
As Fox News points out, much of Canada is still under lockdown.
“We were the leading state fighting against coronavirus lockdowns,” DeSantis continued. “I believe had Florida not done that, you would see the other states to have followed Canada, for example, [which] is still locked down.”
“I think that’s what a lot of these bureaucrats wanted to see in the United States. And we made sure that we lead in a different direction,” he said, adding that his decision to ban vaccine passports and winning a court battle against the CDC restrictions will allow the cruise industry to be able to operate this summer.
“They didn’t have authority to do that. All these experts said, ‘oh, you just have to do whatever the CDC says,’” he added.
He also had a few things to say about Critical Race Theory.
“As soon as we started to see that percolate throughout the country, I immediately said, ‘we’re teaching the Constitution’. We’re going to teach American civics and American history. And we don’t have room for ideologies like critical race theory that are based on false premises,” DeSantis said. “People are happy that we’re doing that because they most parents do not want their kids indoctrinated with a lot of these ideologies.”