Jul 20, 2021 - Health
DeSantis vows to take cruise ship battle with CDC to Supreme Court
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) vowed Monday to appeal a court ruling in favor of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention restrictions on cruise ships.
Why it matters: The cruise industry is worth billions of dollars for Florida's economy and DeSantis filed a lawsuit against the CDC last April in an effort to see normal operations resume.
Of note: DeSantis succeeded in winning an injunction, but a federal appeals court ruled Saturday that the CDC regulations should remain in place.
What he's saying: "We are absolutely going to pursue to get the stay removed, either at the full 11th Circuit or at the U.S. Supreme Court," DeSantis said at a news conference Monday.
- "I’m confident that we'd win on the merits, at the full 11th Circuit and, honestly, I'm confident we'd win at the US Supreme Court."