April 22, 2024

Ron DeSantis Stands Against CMS Mandate: ‘What They’re Trying to Do Is Insane’

Unvaxed Healthcare Workers Being Fired While Covid-Positive Doctors and Nurses Sent Back to Work


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said on Thursday that the Biden administration’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate is utterly “insane,” reiterating that it defies logic by failing to recognize the reality of natural immunity.

“If you believe that the Constitution — like the founding fathers believed — that the Constitution is one of limited and enumerated powers, you cannot authorize the federal government acting … like a state police power,” he said, explaining that the vaccine mandates are designed to end run around the Constitutional structure.

“So, we need the Supreme Court to come through and rule properly on that, and it’s not just the OSHA mandate, and you will have problems in other states that didn’t provide protections like Florida did,” he said prior to the ruling.

“The medical mandate for the nurses and the doctors … what they’re trying to do is absolutely insane,” he continued, explaining that Florida has provided protections for healthcare workers.

“So, nurses were rehired. All these people, many of them have natural immunity … but there’s a crunch on the staffing because you have obviously a lot more COVID nationwide and then you have staff that get out sick with it,” he continued, further explaining the absurdity of the rule.

“In other states, they have fired nurses for not having vaxed even though most of them have immunity. So, they fire them but now, they’re short-handed. So what are they doing? They are bringing back on the job vaccinated nurses who are currently COVID-positive,” he said.

“So, if you’re unvaccinated, naturally immune, and uninfected, you’re — they fire you, but if you’re COVID-positive and vaxed, which we know most of the people that are COVID-positive now are vaxed, they are going back on the job,” he marveled.

DeSantis said the rule shows that the CMS mandate is “absolutely insane, especially given the ineffectiveness, you know, of these shots to actually stop transmission between individuals.”

“And so, I’m hoping that they will get real on this,” he added.

While the Supreme Court struck down the OSHA mandate 6-3, affecting over 84 million workers, it upheld the CMS mandate 5-4, though they did acknowledge that the CMS mandate exempts healthcare employees who object to the vaccine for religious or medical reasons.

The applications are NFIB v. OSHA, No. 21A244 at the Supreme Court of the United States, and Biden v. Missouri, No. 21A240 at the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Florida Gov. DeSantis Slams SCOTUS Justices Roberts & Kavanaugh for Not Having ‘Backbone’ on Vaccine Mandate Decision

“Before Biden, most cases in a day was I think 265,000,” he noted. “Now it’s like 900,000. Clearly the vax hasn’t stopped people from being infected. That’s clear as day. So what’s the basis of forcing somebody else to do that?”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is putting Justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh on blast for the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federally funded healthcare facilities.

DeSantis’s spokesperson Christina Pushaw forwarded along the message to the Supreme Court justices.

“Honestly, Roberts and Kavanaugh didn’t have a backbone on that decision,” DeSantis said. “That’s the bottom line.”

Pushaw pointed out that the quote referred to the Supreme Court’s decision not to block the “scientifically illiterate Biden CMS vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.”

It wasn’t the first such adversarial response from Florida’s governor. Pushaw recently highlighted a speech given by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Covid vaccination mandates.

“Before Biden, most cases in a day was I think 265,000,” he noted. “Now it’s like 900,000. Clearly the vax hasn’t stopped people from being infected. That’s clear as day. So what’s the basis of forcing somebody else to do that?”

On Thursday, Tampa Bay Times reporter Kirby Wilson was aghast that Pushaw had greeted the Supreme Court’s ruling on the matter with utter contempt.

“I asked [Governor Ron DeSantis] spokesperson Christina Pushaw whether Florida planned to comply with the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for health care facilities for the time being in light of today’s Supreme Court ruling,” Kirby wrote.

“Here’s some of what she said: ‘The State of Florida is not going to serve as the Biden administration’s biomedical police. Firing unvaccinated healthcare workers, many of whom have infection-conferred immunity, is unethical and unscientific on its face.”

“This policy directly harms patients as well, because hospitals in California and other states are now requiring vaccinated, Covid-positive healthcare workers to treat patients due to staffing shortages — which were exacerbated by vaccine mandates,” she added. “How does that keep anyone safe?” she asked rhetorically.

Pushaw also showed her amusement at a meme regarding Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who along with Justice Brett Kavanaugh, sided with the radical wing of the court and handed Biden an undeserved victory.

“John Roberts has made his decision; now let him enforce it!” the meme states. She reacted by saying “HAHAHAHA.” (Pushaw clarified to Becker News that she was responding to the meme and it was not a direct quote.)

Florida is intent on maintaining its independence and not consenting to the federal government trampling the Constitution. After all, it’s the United States of America, not the United State of America.

– By Kyle Becker

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