(ConservativeHub.com) – Last year, Joe Biden denounced Donald Trump’s COVID-19 travel bans on Twitter by saying they would not stop the spread of the virus. However, on February 10, the Miami Herald reported he was considering placing a travel ban on several states, including Florida.
Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis blasted Biden during a press conference, vowing to fight any effort to ban travel to or from the Sunshine State.
The recent report that the Biden administration is considering restricting the travel of Floridians is completely absurd, especially when Biden allows illegal aliens to pour across our southern border. We won’t allow Floridians to be unfairly targeted for political purposes. pic.twitter.com/h47AVuof50
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 11, 2021
DeSantis said such a restriction would be an unconstitutional attack on the state. “We will oppose it 100 percent,” he added.
DeSantis also pointed out that travel restrictions for Florida would set a poor precedent in light of Biden’s recent executive actions to reinstitute the “catch and release” program — the practice of releasing immigrants to relatives in the United States while they await an immigration court hearing.
The same day that DeSantis posted the above social media post, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters no decision had been made regarding domestic travel restrictions.
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