Gov. Ron DeSantis Rejects Biden’s Vaccine Passport
Posted On April 1, 2021
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Thank G-d for DeSantis. He is a giant. He is the only thing standing between us and the Democrat totalitarians crushing this country.
There is nobody who is fighting harder for the American people than Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. He’s a one man army against the Left. We love President Trump, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to imagine DeSantis not being our candidate in 2024. He’s that good. We will have to see what happens in the coming months.
By Washington Examiner, March 29, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed to issue an executive order banning local Florida governments and businesses from requiring “vaccine passports.”
“We are not supporting doing any vaccine passports in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said on Monday. “It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society.”
He also called on Republican state leadership to consider a measure on vaccine passports but didn’t go into detail.
The Monday announcement comes after it was reported the Biden administration is working to develop vaccine credentials so the public would be able to show proof of vaccination following the pandemic.
“Our role is to help ensure that any solutions in this area should be simple, free, open source, accessible to people both digitally and on paper, and designed from the start to protect people’s privacy,” White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said during a March 12 briefing.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki addressed the issue on Monday and said that the development of such a program “will be driven by the private sector.”
State leaders such as DeSantis, however, said any such program would come with “huge privacy implications” and isn’t needed.
“You want the fox to guard the henhouse? I mean, give me a break. I think this is something that has huge privacy implications,” DeSantis added on Monday. “It is not necessary to do.”
This article by Pamela Geller originally appeared here and is republished with permission.
Guest author for NRN.