‘Biden, pay attention’: Ashley Moody blasts no-sail fail
Attorney General Ashley Moody.

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Moody is suing the Biden administration to bring the cruise industry back.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has already sued Joe Biden‘s White House to try to get the state’s cruise industry back in the water. On Tuesday, she made a more modest attempt to try to get him to, as she put it, “pay attention.”

While the waters of legal recourse may be uncertain, smooth sailing could be found on “Fox News Primetime” Tuesday night, where Moody got ample opportunity to make her case that the shutdown of the cruise industry imposed by the Donald Trump White House must be overturned by the not so new Democratic administration.

The continued no-sail order, Moody said, made the cruise sector a victim of cancel culture.

“You cannot have an agency decide that an entire industry is canceled. That cannot be. It is not legal,” Moody thundered to host Lawrence Jones.

The cruise conundrum illustrates an opportunity to, in the words of Gov. Ron DeSantis, “vindicate the rights of the states in court” against the backdrop of the Biden administration and its bureaucratic torpor.

The suit was filed last week against the Biden administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, demanding that the court find the no-sail order unlawful.

Moody and DeSantis want cruises back online by July 4, and they have backup from U.S. Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, who filed a bill to (theoretically at least, in Democratic Washington) force the outcome via legislative fiat.

The Florida Republicans feel the urgency of the situation. Unlike when Trump was President, Moody and other Republicans are far sterner with the Delaware Democrat than they were his predecessor, and she offered some bracing language in the Fox hit also, including implying that Biden may not be engaged on this issue, or in general.

“It is so important for our economies to get back up and going, for the federal government to pay attention. Biden, pay attention,” Moody chided. “I mean, come on, cruises are already taking places in other countries in a safe manner. And now they’re threatening to move their ships to other countries.”

“If they do that and America loses that source of revenue and business to our country because Biden’s asleep at the wheel, it’s on him,” Moody remonstrated, calling it “unacceptable.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Maisha Grinn

    April 14, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Cruise lines are foreign companies with foreign flagged boats full of foreign citizens doing 99% of the jobs. You better get really good lawyers to handle the suit. Rudy G is available, I hear.

    • Mitchell Martin

      April 17, 2021 at 1:16 am

      What an idiotic comment that misses the point entirely! The passengers are all Americans, not foreigners! We, the US, is destroying its own industry! How crazy??

  • Frankie M.

    April 14, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Go ahead and open them up that’s why God made waivers. Good luck enforcing them though. Or these cruise ship companies could require passengers provide proof of vaccination but this is Murica & we don’t like documentation unless it’s at the voting booth.

    • Mitchell Martin

      April 17, 2021 at 1:25 am

      Such a smart alic reply! We have vaccinated people let them board in the US!! Wake up Biden and CDC, this is so wrong!!

  • Sam

    April 14, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    This would be a great job for vaccine passports. REQUIRING THEM FOR STUFF WOULD INCENTIVIZE GETTING THEM

    • Mitchell Martin

      April 17, 2021 at 1:21 am

      Vaccinated passengers could be allowed to board here, but they need no so-called Passport! Why get vaccinated if unable to use the status? Come on Biden and CDC!!

  • Thomas palmer

    April 15, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    This seems like another partisan hack trying to push an agenda.

  • Mitchell Martin

    April 17, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Wow, what a D—– Headed response! Of course you are a lapdog Dem who loves Biden for all his stupid policies!

  • MDI

    April 19, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Florida Legal Voters, Legal citizens, all that are here legally.
    It’s very hard not sound or be politically bias now a days but read all of this message.!
    I not only support our right to have weapons/guns. Nobody has the right to take my weapon. We can carry our weapons in some states with the multi state “reciprocity agreement” without issues. If I use my weapon to take a life legally, that’s between me and the good lord.

    You need to be aware that our own Governor and State Attorney, DO NOT ALLOW their offices to operate normally. Their staff members and employees are not allowed/forced to go to work and deal with normal business. They will not allow / risk their employees coming in contact with people because it is a risk. They most likely have already had their COVID shots.
    LEGAL FLORIDA VOTER’s and CITIZEN’s of florida, should be able to take care of business that requires our state Attorney and her offices. Yet they are closed.!! Because of COVID-19.
    How can they sue the government (I don’t like Bidn but I liked Trump less) sorry, Trying not to be political.

    Our state attorney is ignoring a complaints made about groups of people who are selling CCL’s online. With those real or fake CCL’s those people can get real legitimate CCL’s/CWL’s from other states as a non-resident, because of the “reciprocity agreement” with the other states.
    Anyway, if our state is issuing reciprocity CWL’s and the state attorney general Moody’s offices aren’t open. How can they be verifying the real or forged or fake CCL’s being sold online.?
    Aren’t we (Moody’s Office) more or less supposed to accept the work of others and issue a non-resident CWL.?
    People that may not have the right to get a “LEGAL CCL/CWL” will be getting them.
    And if that’s happening here, whos to say other states aren’t doing the same thing.?

    Damn It.!!!
    This is the kind of “more or better gun control” sane people on both sides or all sane people want or are asking for.!
    Not Most of “them”, Not even many of “them” want to take our weapons from us.!!! But if we, as responsible people can’t help control what is right, by ourselves, you can’t blame “them” for saying they want “more or better gun control” .

    When “some people”, not all, but some screw things up, they always screw it up for everyone.!!

    If DeSantis wasn’t on the road patting himself on the back and doing what he claims they aren’t doing.
    Moody would be doing what she needs to be doing.!!

    If they both were in their offices and they were open for work “AS USUAL” before covid came and they were fully staffed, “WE ALL WOULD BE BETTER OFF and SAFER.!!
    This is the kind of “GUN CONTROL or RESTRICTIONS” that most people can agree on.!!

    Stop letting anger be our only reaction to the insanity of 30% of the people of this country, but on both sides.!!

    I’m asking all of us to contact Moody and give her a swift kick in the rear end.!
    I really tried to be unbias but it is nearly impossible. All of our leaders are letting us down and lying to us, because there are no consequences. VOTE THEM ALL OUT AND VOTE FOR SHORT TERM LIMITS – Nobody ever thought a politician was going to stay in office or in power for 10-50 years as some of ours “PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS HAVE”
    I just googled for a term limit website, if they are too one sided find another site but protest and support term limits.
    Call Moody at 866-966-7226

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