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DeSantis would have been 'much louder' if he knew early on feds would shut down the country

Added 01-14-22 06:29:02pm EST - “DeSantis says he regrets not speaking out against federal COVID-19 lockdown measures enacted early on during the pandemic in 2020.” - Foxnews.com

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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis says he regrets not speaking out even more forcefully against a federal COVID-19 lockdown early on during the pandemic in 2020, saying he didn't understand how extensive the measures would become.

DeSantis' made his remarks during his appearance on "Ruthless," a popular conservative podcast that aired Friday, when asked what decisions he would change during his tenure as governor.

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"When COVID was first coming, you know, we were actually engaged in it," DeSantis said. "I was telling Trump, ‘Stop the flights from China' because we didn't know what we were dealing with. But you know, I never thought in February, early March, that it would lead to locking down the country. I just didn’t. I didn't think that was on the radar."

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