Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis mentioned Supreme Court docket justices John Roberts and Brian Kavanaugh lacked “spine” for not placing down the Biden administration’s well being care employee vaccine mandate.
In two choices Thursday, the nation’s high court docket struck down the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large businesses, however upheld its mandate for many healthcare staff.
Roberts and Kavanaugh sided with the court docket’s liberal justices, upholding the the well being care-worker vaccine mandate, 5 to 4.
“Truthfully, Roberts and Kavanaugh didn’t have a spine on that call. That’s simply the underside line,” DeSantis mentioned on an episode of the right-leaning podcast Ruthless.
DeSantis has mentioned Florida is not going to implement the healthcare-worker vaccine mandate, which he believes would sideline nurses who’ve pure immunity to COVID-19.
“In different states they fired nurses who usually are not vaccinated. Lots of them have pure immunity from prior infections. In order that they’re really bringing again to work nurses who’re COVID-positive. They’re vaccinated however we all know that’s not stopping it … In the meantime the unvaccinated, probably immune from prior an infection, wholesome nurses are on the sidelines, fired?” DeSantis mentioned.
DeSantis additionally fired a shot on the president’s chief medical advisor, Anthony Fauci, who initially denied to Congress that the Nationwide Institutes of Well being had funded gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China, earlier than later admitting and defending it.
“Fauci funded them on the Wuhan lab and he lied about it. And why is he not being prosecuted for mendacity to Congress?” DeSantis requested.