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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis says he regrets not speaking so strongly against the federal COVID-19 lockdown during the epidemic in 2020, saying he doesn’t understand how extensive the measures will be.
DeSantis made his remarks when he appeared in “.Ruthless, ಎ a A popular conservative podcast It was aired on Friday when he was asked what changes he would make during his tenure as governor.
DeSantis says Roberts and Kavanagh have no ‘spine’ in the health care workers’ vaccine order
“When COVID first came out, you know, we were involved in it,” DeSantis said. “I was saying to Trump, ‘Stop flights from China,’ because we don’t know what we’re dealing with. But you know, in early February and early March, I never thought it would cause the country to lock up. I didn’t think it was on the radar.”
DeSantis suggested that the decision to lockdown much of the country came amid concerns over the spread of the Kovid-19.
“I was talking to Pence and CDC directors about cruise ships in Port Everglades in the second week of March, and no one talked about closing the country,” the governor told the hosts. He said that if he knew that the massive lockdown was “a threat at first,” he would be “much louder” in his opposition to the lockdown measures.
DeSantis also took aim Anthony Fauci DrThe federal lockdown orders took the country by storm, alleging Fauci did not rely on Chinese data as “reliable.”
“People like Fauci are terrified,” DeSantis said of his frustration over the lockdown. “They are following China’s data, which is unreliable.”
“Fauci funded him at the Wuhan Lab and he lied about it,” DeSantis added. “Why not prosecute those who lied to Congress?”
During his appearance on the podcast, DeSantis served Supreme Court justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanagh on the lack of a “spine” in the Biden administration’s decision to vaccinate some health care workers.
“On the order of the nurse and the physician’s order, Roberts and Kavanagh teamed up with liberals to allow for the nurse’s order,” DeSantis said.
Houston Keane of LBL contributed to this article.