DeSantis calls for special legislative session to fight Biden's vaccine mandate

DeSantis calls for special legislative session to fight Biden's vaccine mandate
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Florida's governor won't back down when it comes to fighting the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, on Thursday called a special legislative session in the state to stop President Joe Biden's policy from affecting Floridian businesses. Companies with more than 100 employees would be required to enforce the policy, Biden announced in September.

"We have an opportunity here to take additional action, and I think we have to do it," DeSantis said. "I think we have got to stand up for people's jobs and their livelihoods."

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DeSantis's call to hold the session does not require approval from the state Senate president or state House speaker, according to a report.

The governor has long been an opponent of mandatory vaccination policies, including in schools.

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"We have a situation now, unfortunately, in our country where we have a federal government that is very much trying to use the heavy hand of government to force a lot of these injections, and you have a lot of folks that actually believe that that decision should be theirs," he said. "Your right to earn a living should not be contingent on COVID shots."

It is unclear exactly when the session will commence.

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