Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida continues to fight back against the federal overreach of Biden administration.
DeSantis is taking a “thinly veiled jab at Biden” by signing a package of anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate bills into law in Brandon, FL.
It has been confirmed that DeSantis chose this city in Florida after the anti-Biden chant “Let’s go, Brandon” went viral.
“Let’s go, Brandon” became popular after an NBC reporter mistakenly used the phrase to describe a NASCAR crowd that was chanting “F*** Joe Biden.”
Rejecting the White House’s demands, DeSantis will prevent workers from being required to get vaccinated.
Employers in Florida will be required to allow for exemptions against the vaccine mandate, including but not limited to health or religious concerns, pregnancy or anticipated future pregnancy, and past recovery from COVID-19.
“The significance of signing this legislation in Brandon, Florida, is not lost on the governor,” DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw said.
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Earlier in November, DeSantis dubbed the Biden administration the “Brandon administration” during a press conference in Palm Beach.
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The signing comes after DeSantis called a special legislative session on vaccine mandates. Democrats called the three-day session political theater.
“Ron DeSantis and the republican leadership just wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on this special session,” Florida state Rep. Angie Nixon, a Democrat, tweeted Wednesday. “We didn’t even attempt to address this housing crisis affecting many in our state. We’re here just to kick off the governor’s campaign.”
The first-term governor claimed victory, tweeting: “I look forward to signing legislation that will protect their jobs and the jobs of all Floridians who are facing unjust termination due to heavy-handed mandates!”
The Biden administration finalized a mandate earlier in November requiring workers in businesses with 100 or more employees to either get vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The federal agency that issued the rule suspended enforcement following a court order.