DeSantis Claims Roberts, Kavanaugh Lack ‘Backbone’ for Ruling on Health-Care Vaccine Mandate

Florida governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport in Pensacola, Fla., October 23, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh on Friday after the pair sided with the liberal justices to allow the Biden administration’s health care worker vaccine mandate to take effect.

The Court on Thursday temporarily suspended the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers on Thursday but allowed a vaccine mandate for health-care workers at facilities that receive federal funding to go into effect.

During an appearance on the Ruthless podcast, DeSantis said Roberts and Kavanaugh did not have a “backbone” when they chose to side with the liberals on the health care worker vaccine mandate.

“On the nurse mandate and the doctor mandate, Roberts and Kavanaugh joined with the liberals to allow the nurse mandate,” DeSantis said.

“So here’s what’s going on, think about how insane this is,” he said. “Now, in Florida, we protected the nurses, so we have people that are working. But in other states, they fired nurses who were not vaccinated.”

DeSantis said some hospitals, including in California, have been left so short-staffed

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