Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has slammed Joe Biden for his administration’s overreaching, warning the Democrat president that “vaccine passports discriminate against people.”
Gov. DeSantis has often been a thorn in the side of Biden’s agenda.
Multiple times he has challenged the White House over several issues, including lockdowns and vaccine passports.
He also recently called out the Biden admin for withholding life-saving Monoclonal Antibodies to treat Covid patients.
On Wednesday morning, DeSantis pushed back hard against Biden’s vaccine passports plans.
He argues the requirement would discriminate against the American people.
DeSantis shared the quote in a Twitter post that included a video clip from a press conference where he spoke out against vaccine passports.
“Vaccine passports discriminate against people and create a two-tiered society based on a personal health decision,” the governor wrote.
“They have failed on their own terms and have damaged society in the process.”
“How big of a failure have vaccine passports been?” DeSantis said during his press conference.
“Okay, if vaccine passports succeeded, you would not see a lot of the stuff that you’re seeing in a lot of states that implemented them and so all it served to do was discriminate against people based on an individual choice, create a two-tiered society, and yes they are moving.”
“Like I said a couple of months ago, they are moving to update that to say in some parts they’re going to say you need a third shot to be able to do. So those policies have not worked, and I think ultimately, look, people vote with their feet,” he added.
In an earlier post, the governor also addressed concerns related to school closures over the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
“Sad to see some parts of our county allow hysteria and fear to drive damaging policies like school closures,” DeSantis said.
“That won’t happen in Florida,” he added.
The Jacksonville speech was used to announce that Florida is ready to open a monoclonal antibody treatment site if the federal government will provide the supply Florida needs.