Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio are slamming the Biden administration for reportedly contemplating a home travel ban on the state, calling the menace “unconstitutional” and a “political assault” on Floridians.
The pair of Republican pols responded to a report by the Miami Herald on Wednesday that the Biden administration was floating a home ban allegedly to clamp down on the brand new, extremely contagious COVID-19 variants which are racing via the nation, together with Florida.
“Any try to limit by the federal authorities could be an assault on our state carried out purely for political functions,” DeSantis stated at a press convention Thursday.
The governor additionally stated the transfer could be “unconstitutional” — which was echoed by Rubio.
“So now that they’re contemplating precise restrictions on Individuals contained in the nation, I believe it’s unconstitutional,” the Florida senator stated on Fox Information Thursday. “I believe it’s going to be challenged in court docket efficiently.”
White Home spokeswoman Jen Psaki instructed reporters at a briefing Thursday that “no selections have been made round extra public well being measures that will change home travel.”
The Biden administration has additionally been contemplating mandating COVID-19 checks for home travel — which Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg referred to as an “applicable measure.”
“I’d say that CDC is taking a look at all its choices, however, you realize, there has obtained to be common sense medication, science actually driving this,” he stated on CNN earlier this week.
“And what we all know is that it’s the suitable measure for worldwide travel, folks touring into the US, given a few of these issues. You understand, I’d say the home image may be very completely different, however the CDC is all the time evaluating what can greatest be carried out to do hold Individuals secure.”