A couple from Broward County, Florida, were arrested on three separate occasions for not making masks mandatory at the gym they owned.
Trouble is, the rule wasn’t being enforced properly.
When Florida Governor Ron DeSantis found out, he took action.
He’s decided to give them a reprieve followed by a pardon, as well as pardoning all other Floridians caught out by social distancing and mask-wearing rules.
You can see him announce it on live TV here:
And here’s the key part:
“It’s a total overreach, Laura,” he said. “This is exactly what we ordered against last summer, many, many months ago. And so I was actually just recently briefed on this case, and we looked at it. And so 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. 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.”Breitbart News
But DeSantis also went further, and explained exactly why this rule was so absurd:
“The fact is it’s not even right to be wearing masks when you’re exercising,” DeSantis continued. “The World Health Organization advises against it. It’s not healthy for people to be doing that in the first place. So it was a bad restriction. But these things with health should be advisory. They should not be punitive. And so we are happy to use our constitutional authority. I think they’ve been treated poorly, and fortunately, they’ve got a governor that cares.”Breitbart News
It’s great to see DeSantis once again standing up for Floridians against government overreach. He’s making Florida one of the best places for conservative Americans to live in!