Fox News reports:
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis defended his record on handling the COVID-19 pandemic, remarking that if he did not stand up to the continued overreach by the federal government, the U.S. as a whole would be as severely locked down and economically depressed as Canada.
“We were the leading state fighting against coronavirus lockdowns,” DeSantis recounted. “I believe had Florida not done that, you would see the other states to have followed Canada, for example, [which] is still locked down.”
“I think that’s what a lot of these bureaucrats wanted to see in the United States. And we made sure that we lead in a different direction,” he said.