Florida Politics reports:
Novak Djokovic is not expected to participate in the upcoming Miami Open, as he was denied a flight to the U.S. due to not having been vaccinated against COVID-19. Discussing Djokovic, the Florida Governor is offering to bring him in by water in what he said “would be a great moment.”
“Now, I would run a boat from the Bahamas here for him. I would do that 100%, but I think his people are looking at it and I’m not sure that’s the way they want to come into the country, which I understand,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis, who has long called for the White House to rescind the flight ban from other countries for the unvaccinated, believes “coming by boat may be OK even under Joe Biden’s existing framework.”
Read the full article. DeSantis has sent Biden a letter demanding that Djokovic be allowed to enter the county. In his letter, DeSantis cites widely-debunked claims by his anti-vax state surgeon general.
‘I would do that 100%.’@GovRonDeSantis offers to ‘run a boat’ from Bahamas to bring unvaxxed tennis superstar @DjokerNole to @MiamiOpen
Reporting by @AGGancarskihttps://t.co/LNp8walOlX#FlaPol
— Peter Schorsch (@PeterSchorschFL) March 8, 2023