Good news: If you live in Florida and have been charged with violating COVID-related restrictions, you will be fully pardoned thanks to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis announced that, effective Thursday morning, he would use his constitutional power as governor to grant clemency to all individuals charged with violating social distancing or mask-wearing rules.
The governor called COVID charges a “total overreach” when he made the announcement during a live Fox News segment on Wednesday night after hearing the story of a Florida couple who were arrested three times for violating a county mandate.
“It’s a total overreach,” DeSantis told Laura Ingraham.
Mike and Jillian Carnevale were facing up to three months in prison for breaking the Broward County mask mandate and allowing patrons of the gym they own in Plantation, FL, to exercise without wearing a mask…but that won’t be happening on Ron DeSantis’ watch.
“I’m glad you have Mike and Jillian on, and I’m also glad to be on to be able to say that effective tomorrow morning, I’m going to sign a reprieve under my constitutional authority,” the governor said.
“So that will delay the case for 60 days against both of them, and then when our clemency board meets in the coming weeks, we’ll issue pardons not only for Mike and Jillian, but for any Floridian that may have outstanding infractions for things like masks and social distancing,” DeSantis vowed.
The governor slammed requiring masks while exercising was a “bad restriction” that should never have been mandated.
“The fact is, it’s not even right to be wearing masks when you’re exercising, the World Health Organization advises against it,” he continued. “It’s not healthy for people to be doing that in the first place, so it was a bad restriction.”
Solidifying himself as the most pro-freedom governor in the country, Ron DeSantis not only reopened almost a year before most states did, made mandates non-enforceable, and lifted all COVID restrictions, but now he is issuing pardons for anyone who has been charged with violating the public health rules.
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