Ron DeSantis is suing Joe Biden for trying to keep Americans alive

As the last 18 months have made clear, there are two types of elected officials in the United States: those who want Americans to live, and those who… yes, we do not want to say that they actively want Americans to die, but if that’s what happens, they’re apparently not too broken up about it. In the former category you have people like Joe Biden, who are actually trying to stop the pandemic and keep people healthy; in the latter you have people like Ron DeSantis, who basically come up with a new idea every week to expose their constituents to COVID-19 and potentially kill them.

To date, DeSantis has banned schools from introducing mask mandates; dock salaries from school board members who require face clothing; asked parents to feel free to send their children to school after exposure to COVID-19; fines a county for requiring employees to be vaccinated; held a press conference with a man who claimed that COVID vaccines altered your RNA; appointed a State Surgeon General whose job has been to disseminate dangerous vaccine misinformation; and offered unvaccinated police officers $ 5,000 to move to Florida. So it should come as no surprise that on Thursday he sued the Biden administration over its vaccine mandate to federal workers, as such a policy could actually have a positive impact on the fight against the virus.

Per NPR:

The state of Florida on Thursday sued President Joe Biden’s administration over its coronavirus vaccine mandate to federal contractors, which opened yet another battlefield between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and the White House. The lawsuit, announced by DeSantis at a news conference, claims that the president does not have the authority to issue the rule and that it violates the Public Procurement Act. DeSantis has pledged lawsuits over federal vaccination requirements and combated masking and vaccination rules implemented by local governments in Florida. He recently announced that he would call state legislators to the Capitol next month to pass legislation to combat vaccine mandates passed by private companies.

The case was filed in the U.S. District Court in Tampa, naming Biden, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and White House contracting officials as defendants. In addition to a vaccine mandate for federal contractors, which is due to take effect in December, Biden has also announced that private employers with 100 or more workers will have to require them to be vaccinated or tested weekly. The approximately 17 million health care workers who receive federal Medicare or Medicaid must also be fully vaccinated. Further details on the policies are expected to be released soon. Biden has argued that the extensive mandates will help end a pandemic that has cost more than 740,000 Americans their lives.

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