(FiveNation.com)- Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis indicated on Monday that he would take executive action to stop the people of his state from being discriminated against if they choose not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, revealing a plan to stop vaccine passports from being used in his state.
It comes as the Biden administration is reportedly working on putting a system in place to allow companies to deny service to individuals who do not carry a “vaccine passport,” despite previously committing to leaving it to the private sector to handle.
On Sunday, the Washington Post revealed how Biden’s White House is overseeing the push to implement a vaccine passport system with the help of various federal agencies, which could see millions of Americans stopped from flying on airplanes, visiting stores, or even going to restaurants if they – for whatever reason – choose not to take the vaccine.
But Governor DeSantis, who appears to be keeping the Make America Great Again agenda alive in Florida, said no.
“You want the fox to guard the hen house? I mean, give me a break,” he said. “We are not going to gave you provide proof of this just to be able to live your life.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) says he’ll be taking executive action against “vaccine passports” over privacy concerns:
“You want the fox to guard the hen house? I mean, give me a break.” pic.twitter.com/99ZPY9K8AW
— The Recount (@therecount) March 29, 2021
“I think this is something that has huge privacy implications, it is not necessary to do,” he continued. “You know, we’re going to have hit three and a half million seniors that have gotten shots some time this week, likely 75% of seniors…it’s important to be able to do it, but at the same time, we are not going to have you provide proof of this just to be able to live your life normally.”
DeSantis committing to taking action in an “executive function” shortly.
The White House has said time and time again that the federal government won’t create the vaccine passports, but senior officials in the administration have gone on the record to say that multiple departments are already working on it.
Andy Slavitt, a White House senior adviser, said on Monday morning:
“We do know that there is a segment of the population that is concerned that the government will play too heavy-handed of a role in monitoring their vaccinations…In point of fact, it would discourage people, to feel like that was the role we’re playing.”
Whatever the White House or private sector does, however, Florida won’t be taking part.
Is Governor DeSantis the best governor or what?