Ron DeSantis talks up vaccine mandate lawsuit with Laura Ingraham
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DeSantis blasted Biden yet again on Fox News primetime.

Gov. Ron DeSantis served up to Fox News advance notice of his lawsuit challenging vaccine mandates for federal contractors for breakfast … and he got some prime time earned media for dessert.

The Governor returned to Fox News for the second Thursday night in a row, with a pretaped segment on the Ingraham Angle.

With a Special Session now expected the week of Nov. 15, DeSantis vowed to supplement legislation with litigation filed Thursday in the Middle District of Florida.

DeSantis framed the federal position as one of “lose your job or do the shot.”

“If the federal government says it ain’t gonna contract with you, ain’t gonna pay you unless you do what they say, most businesses are gonna have to do what they say,” DeSantis said. “That’s just the reality.”

“I think we’ve got a really, really good case,” DeSantis added, before saying another case may be even better for the state.

“I will say that the federal contractor (suit) is going to be a tougher case than the Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandate, which has not yet come out. That is totally totally off the rails in terms of any legal authority,” DeSantis said.

President Joe Biden has asked OSHA to mandate businesses with 100 or more employees require workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. However, that rule has not been drafted yet.

“We’re standing up. This isn’t the only thing we’re doing,” DeSantis said, mentioning the Special Session and saying it’s “very likely” the state will also plan to challenge the still pending OSHA rule.

DeSantis said he expects the case to be “successful,” but added that “as long as we save the jobs by the time that decision came down we’d be in good shape no matter what.”

Whether the case is successful or not, Thursday’s media event allowed DeSantis to again establish the familiar contours of contrast with the Biden administration, and to flash colorful phrases as well.

“We’ve gone from 15 Days to Slow the Spread to three jabs to keep your job somehow. Are you kidding me?” DeSantis said at Thursday’s press conference.

The Governor returns with more pre-taped footage Friday night. DeSantis will talk about recruiting out-of-state cops to Florida. He has suggested that unvaccinated officers are welcome, in addition to those who believe they have been “mistreated” in their current jurisdictions.


Florida Politics’ Capitol reporter Renzo Downey contributed reporting.

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  • Impeach Biden

    October 29, 2021 at 6:39 am

    Standing by for the queen of MSNBC, Nikki Fried, to take a shot at DeSantis for appearing on FOX. She is a complete hypocrite.

  • Apex Breaking News Today

    October 29, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Ron DeSantis is taking a stand against Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates and I think We all need to stand with him. This lawsuit is the only thing that can stop this horrible administration from further destroying our country.

  • Ron Ogden

    October 29, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Why wouldn’t he take the opportunity to correct all the liberal disinformation spouted on CNN, MSNBC, etc? Somebody has to tell the truth. Reporters don’t.

    • Impeach Biden

      October 29, 2021 at 8:01 am

      So when will Leslie Stahl grill Biden on 60 minutes? How about Biden doing a town hall hosted by Tucker Carlson or Gutfeld on FOX with no pre-arranged questions?

    • Ron

      October 31, 2021 at 4:45 pm

      Tucker Carson is a genius. He has never mislead is viewers.Trump needs to start a cable new station to make sure we get honest, accurate facts.

      • PeterH

        October 31, 2021 at 4:48 pm

        LOL 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

        • Captain Howdy

          October 31, 2021 at 5:48 pm

          A POS who thinks the Lincoln Project scum grifters like Rick Wilson and Steve Schmidt are geniuses would go LOL to that statement. Shows your fuck’n ignorance you damn libtard.

          • Ron

            October 31, 2021 at 6:01 pm

            You are very good at name calling. I hope when Trump starts his cable new network, he hires you. Name calling is the best way to own a libtard. You and Christina Pushaw would be great additions to the Trump News family.
            Trump 2024, 2028 and Jr. in 2032. MAGA. No more lies!

          • Captain Howdy

            October 31, 2021 at 6:08 pm

            Thks, Shithead. Let’s go Brandon.

  • zhombre

    October 29, 2021 at 8:52 am

    DeSantis 2024

  • Concern Citizen

    October 29, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Florida Covid death rate per 100,000 is rated at the 36 worst state for Covid deaths. Wear a mask, get a shot, save a life.

    • Evan

      October 29, 2021 at 11:17 am

      Liberal talking points.

      • Concern Citizen

        October 31, 2021 at 3:03 pm

        Just saying Florida is losing a lot of its citizen to Covid. Looks like other states are doing a better job protecting it citizens . Not a liberal talking point but a situation to discusses on how we can do a better job protecting Floridians.

  • Captain Howdy

    October 29, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Wear a mask and a butt plug too, because flatulence can spread the virus.

  • FP Monitor

    October 29, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    It’s a big mistake is to respond to anything Tom posts. He’s an ignorant Trumpster hack simply looking for attention. Do yourself and all of us a big favor. Ignore all of his return comments. Maybe the internet troll will go away.

    • Impeach Biden

      October 29, 2021 at 5:14 pm

      Don’t see Tom on the replies here. Do you call him a troll since he doesn’t share your same political views?

    • Evan

      October 30, 2021 at 7:49 am

      Long live Tom.

      • FJB

        October 30, 2021 at 1:29 pm

        Long live Tom.

    • Captain Howdy

      October 30, 2021 at 9:43 am

      It’s a big mistake is to respond to anything FP Monitor posts. He’s an ignorant libtard simply looking for attention. Do yourself and all of us a big favor. Ignore all of his return comments. Maybe the internet troll will go away.

  • Jerry

    October 30, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    DeSantis 2024

  • Tom

    October 31, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Thank you my Conservative Floridian brothers and sisters. Our cause is mighty, our voices are united vs the voices of doom. We offer the way to lead America with our Governors leadership.

    America’s Governor stands strong compared to the leftists assault. They mock him and try stop our cause.

    Great leaders stand on the side of people as Gov Ron stands with us. Keep the First Lady and Gov in prayers.

    The greatest compliment our opposition pays us is when they attack our cause personally. We know we are winning!

    Virginia looks promising Tuesday.
    Keep our faith! Victory is coming in 22 and 24.
    Florida’s future is promising. Gov Ron, Marco, new congressional GOP majorities.
    State legislature, school boards.
    Republicans are at parity now on party registration. So much at stake!

    As President Reagan said, we have a rendezvous with “Destiny”

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