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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he will now be pardoning any Floridian that has been previously charged with breaking Covid restrictions.

As The New York Post reports:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will pardon anyone in the Sunshine State charged for not wearing masks or socially distancing — breaking the news live on air to a gym-owning couple who were facing jail time for defying coronavirus safety recommendations.

The Republican governor made the unexpected announcement on Fox News Wednesday as he decried county officials penalizing people.

“It’s a total overreach,” he told Laura Ingraham. “These things with health should be advisory, they should not be punitive.”

He broke the news of his pardon directly to Mike and Jillian Carnevale, who faced up to 120 days in jail for repeatedly allowing people to forgo masks at their gym in Plantation in Broward County.

With the announcement, DeSantis is further separating himself from the pack of potential 2024 hopefuls by continuing to lead the way on scaling back draconian coronavirus restrictions.

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Ward Gillett
Ward Gillett
4 months ago

Amen. Good for common sense people. We have heart disease that killed over 500,000 here in America, there was over 400,000 that died from cancer, over 500,000 abortion, 70,000 suicides, 85,000 fatalities on the highway from DUI’s and drug related activities, who knows altogether the total murders in all of the country. Where is the cry to eliminate the drink, the drugs, the suicides, the abortions, where is the action. There is none. Govenor Desantis is doing right. All the mask wearing people are still showing the Wuhan China Virus. It time to quit playing political acrobat with this and allow for us we the people to make the choice whether to continue in this fear mongering campaign or choose are freedoms over safety. I praise the Lord Jesus Christ for his choice over freedom or totalitarianism. Amen