Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday vowed to take action against the broad push for vaccine passports, allowing individuals to show proof of vaccination to participate in basic activities or attend specific events, calling it a “completely unacceptable” idea.
“We’re not supportive of that. I think it’s something that people have certain freedoms and individual liberties to make decisions for themselves,” the governor said at Monday’s press conference, explaining it is “completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society.”
DeSantis said he will ultimately take action via “an executive function, emergency function” but called on the state legislature to respond accordingly and address the issue.
“You want the fox to guard the henhouse? I mean give me a break,” the Florida Republican continued.