DNC Statement on Ron DeSantis’ Blatant Disregard for the Safety of Floridians

In response to Florida’s plans to start issuing a $5,000 fine for businesses, schools, or government agencies that ask for proof of COVID vaccination, DNC spokesperson Adonna Biel released the following statement:

“Governor Ron DeSantis has made it abundantly clear that he couldn’t care less about the safety of Floridians. This fine takes his failed leadership on COVID one step further by penalizing private businesses, schools, and even his own government agencies who dare to try to protect people — something he refuses to do himself. We would ask how much lower DeSantis can go, but we really don’t want to put him up to a challenge he will inevitably meet.”