He isn’t happy!
Appearing on popular conservative podcast “Ruthless,” Florida Governor Ron Desantis slammed Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts for their lack of “backbone” as they had sided with liberal justices to keep the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
On Thursday (January 13), The Supreme Court blocked Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s vaccine mandates for businesses with 100 or more employees but allowed the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers to be implemented.
In the ruling, the court said OSHA didn’t have the authority to enforce these types of mandates, as the law which created OSHA only enabled “the Secretary to set workplace safety standards, not broad public health measures.”
Discussing this move during the podcast, DeSantis said Florida had “people working” because the state had protected nurses from the vaccine mandate. He then highlighted other states –– like California –– that “fired nurses who were not vaccinated” and whose hospitals were currently short-staffed and had allowed “vaccinated but COVID-positive employees” to return to work.
DeSantis continued by pointing out the “insane” policies, saying that they’d rather have COVID-positive people working than unvaccinated “likely immune through prior infection” nurses on the job.
He then criticized Supreme Court Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh, saying the pair “did not have a backbone on that decision.
During his guest appearance, the Florida Governor also touted the state’s response to vaccine mandates, saying that his administration didn’t “wait for the courts” when resisting Biden’s vaccine mandates for businesses with more than 100 employees, instead he “called a special session of the legislature in November” which gave workers protection against losing their jobs over the vaccine, saying in Florida “you have a right to work.”
Speaking on the OSHA ruling, DeSantis said it was a “no-brainer” because “anybody who’s not a far-left jurist was going to come out that way.”