FOX NEWS – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday threatened to sue the Biden administration over an anticipated coronavirus vaccine mandate.
The governor’s comments came during a press conference in Fort Myers on monoclonal antibody treatments, which the governor has worked to make more accessible in the state to prevent severe COVID-19 infections.
“I think that the mandate is going to lose in court,” DeSantis said during the press conference regarding the federal mandate.
He added that Florida would contest any such mandate from the Biden administration “immediately,” and that any lawsuits from the state would be filed in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The governor also said:
“We think the state of Florida has standing to do it. We also know businesses that we’re going to work with to contest it.
“[Florida has] a responsibility at the state level to do whatever we need to do to protect Floridians from mandates that could result in them losing their jobs.”
DeSantis and Biden have taken opposite stances on vaccine and mask mandates.
While the president issued a mask mandate on federal grounds soon after taking office, DeSantis barred local mask mandates in Florida.
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