Florida Gov Ron DeSantis Calls State 'Oasis of Freedom' in Nation Suffering 'Oppressive Lockdowns'

Florida Gov Ron DeSantis spoke to conservatives gathered at the annal CPAC Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on February 26.

Attendee Kristopher Anderson captured some of DeSantis’s remarks Friday morning at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

“We are an oasis of freedom in a nation that’s suffering, in many parts of the country, under the yoke of oppressive lockdowns,” DeSantis says. “We look around at other parts of our country, and in far too many places we see schools closed, businesses shuttered, and lives destroyed. And while so many governors over the last year have kept locking people down, Florida lifted people up.” Credit: @kjatherepublican via Storyful