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Ron Desantis Warns Joe Biden Not To ‘Lock Down Florida’

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Florida’s Governor struck a confrontational tone with the Joe Biden White House Friday, responding to the President’s speech Thursday night with a hard no on “lockdown” restrictions.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, addressing media in Brevard County Friday afternoon, said “lockdown ain’t happening,” offering a curt dismissal of the prospect of restrictions being imposed on the state in virus caution.

President Biden hopes for a return to normalcy by July 4, but said the country “may have to reinstate restrictions” if sufficient progress in fighting the virus isn’t made. Biden didn’t use the word “lockdown”

DeSantis, meanwhile, frames that as an “insane” proposal.

“Biden last night said they may have to impose more lockdown-type policies in the future. I can tell ya: that ain’t happening in Florida. We are not going to let him lockdown Florida,” DeSantis said.

“They talked about restricting travel of Floridians. That’s totally unacceptable. He said that from the beginning,” DeSantis added.

But he wasn’t done.

“To even contemplate doing any kind of lockdown honestly is insane. And so that’s not going to happen in the state of Florida. We like the fact that people are able to work here. We like the fact that we’ve been able to save thousands and thousands of businesses and livelihoods. And we love the fact that parents have the right to send their kids to school in person,” DeSantis said.

“We’re going to continue doing what wo… (Read more)

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