The state has seen a loss of 49,500 jobs since the cruise industry came to a halt, with more than 6,000 former cruise workers having filed for unemployment.
"We're filing a lawsuit against the federal government and the CDC demanding that our cruise ship's be reopened immediately," the Florida governor said on Thursday.
The Florida governor alleged that the "smear" against him was due to the state's "innovative" and successful vaccine rollout.
"Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result is required in order to receive your credentials for the weekend," an email sent to wealthy donors hoping to attend an elite Republican retreat in Florida this week reportedly reads.
George W. Bush rode to re-election two months after the bogus segment about him aired. If Gov. DeSantis goes on to be the Republican nominee in 2024, he should thank 60 Minutes in his victory speech.
"They were in Florida for three months, '60 Minutes,' trying to dredge up any dirt they could use to smear me," Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Monday. "And the best they could come up with is a baseless conspiracy theory that was easily debunked."
"The reporting was not just based on bad information—it was intentionally false," Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said about Sunday's '60 Minutes' report.
"Money talks and the environment walks," the horror novelist wrote as an official noted the leaking waste "would be less conducive to life on land and...life in the sea."
The governor said people in Florida should not be required to show proof of COVID vaccination to enter public buildings.
The late-night host described the situation as "kind of unbelievable but also par for the course."
"Vaccine passports are meant to control what you can do, where you can go and how much the government can know about your activities," Republican Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert wrote.
"More restrictions or mandates are not the answer to every issue related to COVID-19," the lawmakers said Tuesday.
"The cruise industry is essential to our state's economy and keeping it shut down until November would be devastating to the men and women who rely on the cruise lines to provide for themselves and their families," the governor said Friday.
"It's completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society," DeSantis said Monday.
The state reported 5,773 new cases, up from 5,143 the day before, as spring break crowds flock to the state's beaches, streets and bars.
Republicans chose Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence as their top choices in a poll asking who they would vote for in the 2024 GOP presidential primaries if former President Donald Trump does not run.
In each of the metro areas of Miami, Tampa and Orlando, coronavirus cases have begun to rise among people aged 25 to 49 years old.
Miami Beach has a local facemask ordinance but the governor's reopening plan forbids the city from enforcing it with fines and penalties.
"Cruz and I had it out for a while. Actually, we were very close in the 2016 campaign and then he got nasty," Trump said.
Florida Attorney Daniel Uhlfelder has urged holiday-goers to reconsider their travel plans as the state surpasses more than 2 million cases of COVID-19.
The Republican Florida governor has enjoyed growing favorability among GOP voters already searching for a potential 2024 presidential frontrunner.
The Florida governor announced that 50-year-olds would now be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in the state.
"Some of these lockdown states are getting an extra billion, $2 billion, $3 billion," DeSantis said, referring to the stimulus package. "So, it's effectively a transfer of money from states like Florida and Georgia to states like New York, Illinois and California."
The federal complaint claimed DeSantis selectively distributed vaccines to wealthy communities developed by donors to his re-election campaign.
"To even contemplate doing any kind of lockdown, honestly it's insane, so that's not going to happen in the state of Florida," Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said on Friday.
The contrast between the prevailing narratives about Cuomo and DeSantis tells us more than a simple story about the declining circumstances of one and the rising star of the other.
Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who insists that he played no role in the early distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to a wealthy community, has reportedly been contradicted by county officials and the health care company that distributed doses.
A new poll of Republican voters shows that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence are tied for second place in a hypothetical 2024 presidential race behind Trump. Texas Senator Ted Cruz came in third.