In an appearance on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) told host Laura Ingraham that the county’s mask mandate was a “total overreach” and that he planned to pardon all residents who faced charges for violating covid health mandates, specifically citing the gym owners.
“When our clemency board meets in the coming weeks, we’ll issue pardons — not only for Mike and Jillian but for any Floridian that may have outstanding infractions for things like masks and social distancing,” DeSantis said.
This after news of a gym owner couple that had been arrested multiple times for violating COVID ordinances in operating their South Florida gym.
DeSantis has hailed Florida as an “oasis of freedom”
Floridians should not be penalized for rejecting the overreach of local authorities through unnecessary mask mandates. pic.twitter.com/vf0HHfg3lY
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 13, 2021