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The Biden administration is contemplating domestic travel restrictions that aim particularly at Florida. Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back on the idiotic idea, saying he would fight back and won’t allow Floridians to be unfairly targeted for political purposes.
Here is one of the few politicians with a backbone:
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
Pretty good shot there referring to the illegal aliens.
DeSantis cites studies showing that since December, Florida ranks 28th in cases per capita and 30th in hospitalization. Per reports, the Biden administration would say that the B.1.1.7 variant making up 15% of new cases in Florida is a reason to target the state.
Should Biden move forward with the plan, it could be a battle. The U.S. Supreme Court has long held that Americans have a constitutional right to travel between states, yet the Public Health Service Act says federal officials can restrict travel between states during an ongoing pandemic. By contrast, Meryl Chertoff, an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law, is unsure if modern-day courts would uphold broad federal restrictions on domestic travel.
“That’s a very severe restriction on personal liberty,” Chertoff says. “If one took that to court, the question would be: Isn’t there a less restrictive means to accomplish that objective?”
Of course, there are less restrictive measures to be taken, but Washington probably won’t adopt them.
It’s utter madness that a broad restriction like this is even wasting a second of our president’s time.
Anyway, who ya got in the battle for your freedoms: DeSantis or Biden?