Gov. DeSantis: ‘I Don’t Know Why the Masks Have Politics Around It,’ Let the Parents Decide
DESANTIS: "Oh, for the stay? Well, look, I mean, we know — since I’ve been governor, I think any issue that has any type of — and I don’t know why the masks have politics around it. Let the parents make the decision that’s best for their kids. If you want the masks, do it, if you don’t, don’t, that’s fine, but you know, we have unions involved, and the same unions that wanted schools closed all of last year. Remember, we were in court last year at this time because they sued me to close the schools. We were getting kids back in school. We understood how important that was for parents and for kids to be learning and all this stuff. But what we found is, you know, in the trial courts in Tallahassee, state and federal, we typically lose if there’s a political component to it, but then in the appeals court we almost always win, and so I don’t think that he’s going to lift the stay, the judge will lift the stay, but if it is lifted, I am confident that that will be reinstated at the Eleventh Circuit."