Ron DeSantis has led the fight against Joe Biden’s unconstitutional federal vaccine mandates.
But Biden had no idea what DeSantis was about to bring to bear.
And Joe Biden dropped his ice cream when Ron DeSantis announced this move to thwart Joe Biden once and for all.
Florida sued the Biden administration over the OSHA requirement that enterprises with over 100 employees get the vaccine.
DeSantis and the other GOP governors and companies who sued over the vaccine mandate expect they’ll prevail in their judicial battle, buoyed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ suspension of the mandate’s implementation.
But if Biden prevails at the Supreme Court, DeSantis has a backup plan.
Governor DeSantis warned Florida’s chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business that if Biden tried to enforce the order, firms should not comply.
DeSantis stated that Florida would use the COVID funds provided to states as part of the $1.9 trillion blue state bailout passed by Democrats in March to pay any company fines issued by the Biden administration.
“If it gets to the point where they are trying to enforce, my view would be ‘don’t comply’ and we would support the legislature taking some of the stimulus money and using it to pay off the fines that businesses incur,” DeSantis advised.
Flipping Biden’s power grab on its head this way is a huge power move by DeSantis and will up his stature should he decide to run for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
When DeSantis announced any school districts that try to impose mask mandates in schools would find state funds clawed back, the Biden administration indicated the federal government would reimburse the districts.
After losing in court, schools obeyed DeSantis on the mask mandate ban.
But Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate is the biggest power grab ever.
And many Americans want leaders who will fight on all fronts.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has clearly stepped up.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.