Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sunday said Floridians know that he will not “let anybody lock them down” or take their jobs away.
“At the end of the day in Florida, Floridians know we will not let anybody lock them down. We will not let anyone take their jobs,” DeSantis said. “We will not let anyone ruin their businesses, and we will not let anyone close their schools, so people are going to be able to live life. They’re going to be able to make their own decisions.”
The Republican governor made the comments on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” while discussing new concerns over the omicron variant of COVID-19, which has driven new cases to alarming levels over the course of the last two weeks.
“I cannot believe that something that started with 15 days to slow the spread,” DeSantis said. “Now, almost two years later, you’re seeing lockdowns and closures.”