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Florida House GOP members blast controversial Biden travel ban proposal

Florida House GOP members blast controversial Biden travel ban proposal

Airlines target a domestic testing requirement so hard that the Biden administration has already had to “circle back” on it.

Legal Insurrection readers will recall that in late January, the new administration implemented the requirement that all travelers into the United States be tested for COVID-19.

Since then, there have been even more grand plans proposed. We covered the recent proposal to impose domestic travel restrictions, which seem to target the nearly-normally functioning state of Florida.

Now a group of Florida congressional representatives are pushing back on this controversial idea.

As members of the Florida Republican Congressional Delegation, we are concerned about recent reports that your Administration is considering implementing travel restrictions to our beloved home, the Sunshine State,” Republican lawmakers lead by Rep. Byron Donalds, and including Greg Steube, and Kat Cammack, wrote to Biden in a letter on Friday. “This decision not only lacks merit but is also unequivocally unconstitutional and reeks of partisanship that will only cause reprehensible damage to our state and the more than 21 million Americans who call Florida home.

The lawmakers said that any potential plan to restrict travel to Florida “demonstrates an egregious abuse of power,” saying that it would be a move “that has no standing in science nor law.”

“As the third-largest state in the union, Florida has felt the pain of this pandemic particularly hard. Fortunately, through reasoned leadership and common sense, we have maintained a significantly lower death rate per capita than several states, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Texas, and even Washington, D.C.,” they wrote. “As a nation, we have learned a tremendous amount about mitigating the damage inflicted upon the American people’s health and safety and the economic hardship caused by lockdowns and government mandates.”

Interestingly, a few days ago, the administration was also proposing testing for domestic travelers. The airline industry, already struggling because of COVID19, blasted that idea.

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian has joined the chorus of travel-industry executives coming out strongly against a government proposal to require mandatory COVID-19 tests for passengers on flights within the United States.

“I think it’d be a horrible idea for a lot of reasons,” Bastian said Tuesday in an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow.

Bastian said testing won’t keep domestic passengers safer and will set the travel industry’s recovery back by at least another year. Airlines saw cancellations and bookings spike after mandatory testing for international flights to the U.S. was announced in January.

Bastian saidrequiring domestic travelers to get tested would divert about 10% of the country’s already scarce testing resources, given that U.S. airlines are carrying about 1 million passengers a day on average as travel picks up. There were several days during the holidays whenpassenger counts topped 1 million, setting a pandemic record, but the numbers have since retreated, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

The blast was very effective. The idea is already being “circled back”.

President Joe Biden’s administration isn’t seriously considering an imminent coronavirus testing requirement for domestic air travel, people familiar with the matter said.

The prospect of requiring tests within the U.S. was floated this month by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Rochelle Walensky, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It sparked a flurry of reaction from airlines and unions with the industry already suffering significant financial losses and job cuts due to the pandemic.

A testing mandate isn’t under close consideration, though no options are being formally ruled out, the people said. No decision is imminent, they said. One expressed surprise that the issue had erupted this week.

“Reports that there’s an intention to put in place new requirements, such as testing, are not accurate,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday.


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The right to travel is a constitutional right.

Biden and his idiot wife (she does sign his papers for him) are placeholders. Biden is handled, like a puppet. His puppetmaster is the Communist Chinese. He is a traitor of truly historical proportions. So was obama, but he hid his treason for fear exposure of it. Remember: it was people’s disgust with obama that really enabled Donald Trump to get elected.

Constitutional rights are gone under the Junta ruling our federal government (and effectively our nation). The clown show that is an “impeachment” of a president out of office is really a threat of a kangaroo court for anyone who opposes the Junta.

Either we wait and try and fight our way out the ‘ghettos’ we are circled into (remember the Warsaw Ghetto revolt during Nazi occupation – they revolted, but it was too late, and they all died), or we get the hell out of this nightmare our nation has turned into. At least any war we have to fight will be from behind our own lines.

Remember the recent words of ‘biden’ deputy press secretary Ducklo: “I will destroy you”.

People don’t publicly proclaim statements like that, unless they mean them and unless that’s what their bosses have on their minds as well.

Message from the Junta to the rest of us: “I will destroy you.”

We need to get the hell out of here.

Wonder if Biden ever thought he’d need to handle an entire country telling him, “Your left-wing s*t won’t work in the real world, stop it”?

    zennyfan in reply to henrybowman. | February 13, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    It’s actually only half of the country. The other half is cheering him on in his effort to destroy us.

      CommoChief in reply to zennyfan. | February 13, 2021 at 7:59 pm


      IMO with each day and each new stupid idea that comes out of this administration more and more of the non DJT voters are discovering that Biden isn’t what they thought.

      Day by day, drip by drip the abject foolishness and general incompetence this administration demonstrates will wear away at these folks. Eventually some will open their eyes and see the truth. Not all to be sure, but some.

Block American citizens from going to Florida because you don’t like the governor because he is so much more competent than you?

Just another example of Biden “unifying” the country.

Looks like another trial balloon just crashed.

There is no evidence for material asymptomatic transmission of viable viruses.

If I lived in Florida I’d make it apply to all liberals who want to come down and live a normal life.
They’ve screwed up their states so bad they should have to be made to stay in those schiffholes.

Vaccine passport = Mark Of the Beast?