DeSantis slammed as 'stupidest Governor in America' as he lifts all Covid-19 restrictions on Florida restaurants

DeSantis said that he is expecting the state to host the Super Bowl next year in February, 'There will not be limitations, from the state of Florida'


                            DeSantis slammed as 'stupidest Governor in America' as he lifts all Covid-19 restrictions on Florida restaurants
Ron DeSantis (Getty Images)
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Florida governor Ron DeSantis has signed an executive order on September 25 which allows restaurants and bars to immediately begin operating at 100% capacity. A CNN report states, he said, “There will not be limitations, from the state of Florida.” DeSantis said that he is expecting the state to host the Super Bowl next year in February. As mentioned in the report, the Super Bowl is scheduled to be held in Tampa Bay on February 7, 2021, according to the event's website.

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The order by the governor says that no Covid-19 ordinance can restrict can prevent a person or business from the operation. Under the new order, local governments cannot limit restaurant capacity to less than 50%, even with their Covid-19 emergency orders. DeSantis said, “If a local (government) restricts between 50 and 100, they've got to provide the justification and they've got to identify what the costs are involved with doing that are.”

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Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings expressed his disappointment about DeSantis' executive order and said, “As we deal with this pandemic, everything happens at a local level, this is where the rubber meets the road.

And in order for us to be effective at dealing with the virus, we have to have good communications across the state.” Demings claimed that he did not know about DeSantis' executive order until the press conference on September 25.  He added, “It really isn't a good look for the government when we are not all on the same sheet of music and so I just hope that the government does better with that.”

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DeSantis further added that, “I think we need to get away from trying to penalize people for social distancing. All these fines we're going to hold in abeyance and hope that we can move forward in a way that's more collaborative."

As per the data from Johns Hopkins University, US surpassed 7 million confirmed cases of Covid-19.

DeSantis’ order created a lot of chatter on Twitter as well. One user said, “Ron DeSantis reopened Florida bars and restaurants to operate at 100% capacity while 100 people die every day because he is the stupidest and worst Governor in America.” Another opined, “Here we go again. The reopening is going to be a big mess. And DeSantis is gonna have to carry it all on his own. Private bone spurs is gonna be unavailable for consultation.” One user alleged, “Ron DeSantis must be intentionally trying to get COVID, there is no other logical explanation.” Another commented, “A sad and dangerous course DeSantis sets for us in Florida.  Vote him out!”  One opined, “I think we are beating a dead horse trying to shame the shameless. Lindsey is getting his due, there’s a time coming when DeSantis should have to answer for his allegiance to trump rather than the people of Fla.  it’s on Floridians” One alleged, “DeSantis is yet another example of a Trump sycophant who will drive the state of Florida into a spiral of Covid cases.  DeSantis parrots everything Trump says & does. He's a disgrace as a governor an & lacks the leadership skills needed during this pandemic. Pathetic!”

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