DeSantis amps up threat to beat back Covid-19 fines on restaurants

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis went on the offensive Tuesday, declaring he would fight any locality that levies coronavirus-related fines or restrictions on businesses.

Food for thought: Speaking from a West Palm Beach steakhouse, DeSantis told reporters that restaurants had been unfairly singled out as places where the coronavirus can easily spread.

“You’re damn right I’m hobbling them from doing that,” DeSantis said, referring to local governments that have sought to fine restaurants. “If they want to shut down businesses, I’m going to stand in the way.”