Florida Governor Ron DeSantis rejected President Biden’s request for Florida to send the National Guard to Washington, D.C. ahead of the State of the Union.
Background: On the 2020 campaign trail and throughout his term as president Joe Biden has repeatedly slammed Gov. DeSantis for his Covid-19 protocols.
Florida removed most Covid-19 orders such as mandatory masking and school closures before many other Democrat-controlled states, which triggered a massive backlash from leftists.
Ahead of President Biden’s first State of the Union address, fencing has already been re-installed around the Capitol building. Many have criticized the measure as being nothing more than political theater while Democrats have claimed there’s an increased threat around the Capitol grounds.
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