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Florida governor pardons citizens facing fines for breaking Covid-19 restrictions

Posted On: Aug 4, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Florida governor pardons citizens facing fines for breaking Covid-19 restrictions

Gov. Ron DeSantis has pardoned citizens in his state still facing fines and other penalties from violating Covid-19 orders issued by local governments.
In a Wednesday press conference, DeSantis called his pardons “necessary” for Florida to return to “normal” and many of the orders violated were “way, way overboard.”
Mike and Jillian Carnevale, former gym owners in the state, joined the governor for his press conference. The two had multiple run-ins with officials when they refused to force their customers to wear masks while they were working out. The couple had misdemeanor charges against them dropped in May, but DeSantis argued the business owners should have never been punished at all for exercising “common sense.”
“Just understand, if you're in good shape, you're going to handle COVID 99.99% of the time. And so, they are telling you to close people's gyms, have them eat takeout, and watch Netflix all day. That's not good for health,” DeSantis said. “So, one of the best things you can do for...

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