Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for the passage of a bill that he says would protect the free speech of medical practitioners in the state.
DeSantis and Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo held a news conference in Panama City Thursday in support of the Free Speech of Healthcare Practitioners Act.
The bill would prohibit health care practitioners from being reprimanded, sanctioned, or revoking or threatening the revoking of any license, certificate, or registration for specified use of the right of free speech without proof that it caused harm.
The Republican governor spoke out against lockdowns, mask mandates, school closures and other measures that he said were pushed by federal agencies and White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci.