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DeSantis: ‘Important’ That ‘OSHA Mandate Not Be Allowed To Stand,’ ‘Massive Expansion Of Federal Power’

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On Sunday, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appeared on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo to discuss issues related to COVID-19.

During the segment, Bartiromo spoke with DeSantis about the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals dissolving the stay on the Biden administration’s vaccine and test mandate for private employers.

“…an appeals court on Friday allowed President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers to take effect as New York and California are reimposing these mask mandates,” Bartiromo said. “It looks like this is going to the Supreme Court.”

DeSantis responded, saying that he thought the 6th Circuit made a “terrible decision.”

“I do think we’re going to get positive relief from the U.S. Supreme Court on that,” the governor stated. “But Maria, what we did in Florida is we didn’t leave it to chance. We passed substantive protections in a special session for Floridians so that they are able to have generous ability to opt out of these types of mandates.”

DeSantis continued, noting the importance of winning the case at the Supreme Court:

…it’s important from a legal and constitutional matter that something like the OSHA mandate not be allowed to stand. They reached back decades, found some statute, and are using that to force vaccinations. That’s never been done in the history of our country. And so, I think it’s a massive expansion of federal power that goes beyond the Constitution. So, we absolutely need to win that case at the Supreme Court.

TRANSCRIPT:

BARTIROMO: Governor, a federal judge, an appeals court on Friday allowed President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers to take effect as New York and California are reimposing these mask mandates. It looks like this is going to the Supreme Court. You recently talked about that monoclonal treatment from AstraZeneca, right?

DESANTIS: Well, first of all, on the OSHA mandate, I thought it was a terrible decision. Now, this is just a three judge panel. I thought the whole circuit in the 6th would certainly have struck this down. I do think we’re going to get positive relief from the U.S. Supreme Court on that. But Maria, what we did in Florida is we didn’t leave it to chance. We passed substantive protections in a special session for Floridians so that they are able to have generous ability to opt out of these types of mandates. And so, we feel like we’ve done what we needed to do to protect our employees. I think it’s important from a legal and constitutional matter that something like the OSHA mandate not be allowed to stand. They reached back decades, found some statute, and are using that to force vaccinations. That’s never been done in the history of our country. And so, I think it’s a massive expansion of federal power that goes beyond the Constitution. So, we absolutely need to win that case at the Supreme Court.

And yes, we had another monoclonal — this is more for preventative, for very high-risk people. You take it, and then you’ve got about six months of really good protection — and we should be talking about all this stuff. All you hear is the same stuff about masking and lockdowns. We should be talking more about early treatment. Fortunately, in Florida, we are, but that has been a huge problem for the last year when we’ve had available treatments and they’ve not been touted by the powers that be.

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