(TheRedWire.com) – The Biden administration is beefing up security for the State of the Union address on March 1 due to safety concerns. The federal government sent a request for National Guard assistance to states, but one governor replied with a resounding no.
On February 28,Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) took to his Twitter account to announce his decision to deny Biden’s request to send Florida National Guardsmen to Washington DC to be a part of the roughly 700 troops present for the State of the Union. He didn’t give a reason for his decision; but there’s no love lost between the governor and the president.
DeSantis refuses to send Florida National Guard members to Biden’s State of the Union https://t.co/FNGMijYLZB
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) March 1, 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida leader was quick to dismiss restrictions and go against the White House’s narrative. DeSantis said the administration is not a fan of his because he stands up against its demands.
The reason for the amped-up security is related to concerns over the People’s Convoy coming into the city to protest pandemic restrictions and mandates at the same time as the president’s speech. DeSantis is a staunch supporter of personal freedom and a clear advocate of stopping coronavirus-related orders. Could his refusal to Biden be a show of support for the convoy?
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