Governor Ron DeSantis is opposing any domestic travel restrictions to or from the state of Florida amid the pandemic.
“I think it would be unconstitutional, it would be unwise and it would be unjust,” DeSantis said.
During a news conference on Thursday at Port Charlotte, DeSantis addressed his thoughts on the matter after President Joe Biden’s administration considered travel restrictions. This is due to the current COVID-19 mutations threatening progress in reversing the pandemic.
The Florida Governor said that the restriction of Americans’ freedom to travel freely “while allowing illegal aliens to pour across the southern border unmolested would be a ridiculous but very damaging farce.”
Therefore, DeSantis aims to oppose it if the opportunity arises, that “it would not be based in science. It would purely be a political attack against the people of Florida.”
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to Biden on Wednesday calling any Florida travel restrictions “reckless and economically harmful.” He emphasized the potential impact it can have on the state’s businesses and the economy.