Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law legislation that stops the federal mandate for employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
He signed the package of bills during a news conference at a car dealership in Brandon, Florida on Thursday, a day after lawmakers in the statehouse passed the bills.
“Florida is leading, this is the strongest piece of legislation that’s been enacted anywhere in the country in this regard,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis laughed when asked by a reporter if the bill signing being held in Brandon was a reference to the chants of “Let’s go Brandon” that have become a coded stand-in for “F—- Joe Biden” among conservatives.
“I think that Brandon, Florida is a great American city,” DeSantis said, as some in the crowd of about 250 supporters chanted “Let’s go Brandon.”