Ron DeSantis (R) made it clear on Monday that he will not yield to critics demanding a statewide mask mandate.
The governor’s refusal to issue a sweeping, statewide mask mandate coincides with his initial approach to addressing the outbreak in his state months ago.
Many are doing so now, with several counties and cities — including Jacksonville, Florida, home of the upcoming GOP convention — issuing mask mandates.
“We have real concerns of governments overreaching during these periods of time that can hurt us in the future,” said Leon County Republican Party Chairman Evan Power, who is legally challenging the Leon County government’s mask order.
“Sign an executive order directing everyone to wear a mask,” Cuomo urged Trump on Monday.