Gov. Ron DeSantis supplied a blended evaluation Friday of the U.S. Supreme Court docket’s two choices relating to vaccine mandates, questioning the judgment of two GOP-appointed justices within the course of.
He famous the choice to uphold a challenge to Occupational Well being and Security Administration non-public enterprise vaccine-or-test mandates was a “no brainer,” however mentioned Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh failed to indicate “spine” of their determination to maintain a mandate in place for well being care staff.
The Governor made the feedback on the right-of-center Ruthless Podcast.
“We gained 6-3 on that, which is sweet, however actually, this a no brainer. Anyone who’s not a far-left jurist goes to go that approach. However on the medical, the nurse mandate and the physician mandate, Roberts and Kavanaugh joined with the liberals to permit the nurse mandate,” DeSantis mentioned, to boos.
“Right here’s what’s occurring. Take into consideration how insane that is. Now in Florida, we protected the nurses, so we’ve people who find themselves working. However in different states, they fired nurses who weren’t vaccinated. A lot of them have pure immunity from prior an infection. So that they fireplace them. Now they’re so shorthanded, they’re bringing again nurses who’re COVID optimistic,” DeSantis mentioned.
Florida will “implement its protections” for medical employees — developed in 2021’s Particular Session — DeSantis mentioned, earlier than closing with a slam of Roberts and Kavanaugh once more.
“Actually, Roberts and Kavanaugh didn’t have a spine on that call. That’s the underside line,” DeSantis mentioned on the ruling on well being care staff.
DeSantis’ interview was launched shortly after a tv interview with Legal professional Common Ashley Moody, who lauded the court docket determination on the non-public employer mandate and urged extra of those fights are coming between the state and the Joe Biden administration.
“This isn’t the top,” Moody warned. “You’re going to see extra mandates, extra makes an attempt by this administration to encroach upon states, to obliterate the separation of powers. And so as to have a free society, a real democracy, you need to have folks prepared to combat and rise up, and we’ll proceed to try this.”