Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday announced his intention to take legal action against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the federal government over restrictions on the cruise industry.
The Republican governor, who has led the way in prioritizing liberty in the age of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, made the announcement during a press conference at Port Miami, one of the busiest ports across the globe. The CDC and federal government, he suggested, have largely left the cruise industry in limbo for a year. Florida is also home to Port Canaveral and Port Everglades, two central ports with global standing.
“The main reason for that is because the federal government and the CDC has locked down this industry for over a year. This is not reasonable. This is not rational,” he said.
The CDC imposed a no-sail order in March 2020 and has