The Republican governor didn't impose a statewide mask mandate in Florida and recently lifted local restrictions.
"It's a bit like being on the Titanic and offering a life vest and having them refuse to take them," Whitman said. "It's mind-boggling."
The lawsuit alleges that the withdrawal of federal benefits was for "purely partisan and political purposes."
Crist, a Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, accused DeSantis, a Republican, of neglecting Florida and treating the state like a "stepping stone" for a potential presidential bid.
Negative reactions to the Florida GOP governor's vaccine push among vaccine-resistant individuals and new polling data suggests that it could be too late to change the minds of those who refuse to get the shot.
The former national security advisor accused the prominent Republicans of "trying to be politically correct."
Texas' comptroller encouraged people to buy Texas-made Blue Bell ice cream rather than "overpriced, stuck-up stuff made by a foreign-owned company started in Vermont."
"We want kids to be able to be kids," DeSantis said. "We need them to be able to breathe. It's terribly uncomfortable for them to do it."
More conservatives are endorsing vaccines as Republicans and white conservatives are the demographics most opposed to getting vaccinated.
"I get a little bit frustrated by jurisdictions that are saying even if you're healthy and vaccinated you must wear a mask," DeSantis said Wednesday.
"[Cuban refugees] have a hundred-times stronger case for political persecution leaving a communist dictatorship than the other migrants who are coming across the border," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told Fox News.
In April, the state of Florida sued the CDC, saying that Congress had never granted it the authority to regulate health and safety standards on cruise ships.
Michelle Leete was seen in a widely shared video recorded Thursday in which she told "STOP CRT" counter-protesters that any parent in the district who opposes critical race theory is "anti-diversity" and "anti-children."
The Florida governor was criticized online this week after it emerged that he sold merchandise mocking Fauci and coronavirus restrictions on his website.
Increasing economic and cultural exchange with the United States is the clearest path to reform, and is something Washington can clearly make a reality.
The Republican governor is selling items emblazoned with slogans like "Don't Fauci My Florida" on his official website.
Ron DeSantis spoke about the proposed project during a roundtable discussion he held with other Florida-based Republican lawmakers.
Officials say more fish have been collected in the past 24 hours than in the last week.
Florida's plan to use COVID-19 relief funding to provide $1,000 bonuses to nearly 180,000 educators could be at risk, after the Biden administration warned the proposal falls outside of the scope of how the money is supposed to be used.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner René Garcia called Biden and DeSantis "strong leaders."
The death toll from the partial collapse of a residential building in Surfside, Florida has now reached 24.
"The [veto] letter left me deeply confused of whether the governor's team actually understood what this bill really did," Senator Jeff Brandes said in response.
The death toll stands at 18, while another 145 people remain unaccounted for.
A 13-year-old transgender girl sued Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over a law that will prevent transgender girls from competing in girls sports at public schools.
Jenner has branded herself as the anti-Newsom in her bid for California governor and called the state's restrictions "draconian."
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also plans to send 50 law enforcement officers to Texas to assist with the border.
The moves thus far have involved beefing up the team around the governor, but with an eye on early primary contests like Iowa.
William Espinosa, who oversaw maintenance of the Champlain Towers South condo building from 1995 to 2000, recalled the building's garage experiencing a concerning amount of seawater during high ocean tides.
About 156 people remain missing days after a condo building partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida, on Thursday.
A report from 2018 indicated the collapsed building in Surfside had "major structural damage" that needed repairs.