The drawn out and restrictive lockdowns in blue states have pushed many to transfer themselves and their households to red states, a gaggle of GOP governors instructed Fox News.
Speaking to host Sean Hannity at a city corridor for Republican governors Wednesday night time, the group of six leaders from Arizona, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Dakota and Tennessee stated that every had been seeing new residents flood their states to escape liberal insurance policies that prevented re-openings.
“[Former President Ronald] Reagan said if the pilgrims landed in California they would have never discovered the rest of the country,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey stated, including, “Nobody leaves California because they want to.”
“[T]he lack of opportunity is pushing them out,” he continued, calling the Golden State’s declining inhabitants “the results of management, coverage and lack of high quality of life and financial alternative.
“I think people across the country are looking around, unsatisfied, in many states with life in particular,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee famous, echoing his GOP counterparts about what he’s seen and heard from new residents in his state.
Discussing how red and blue states’ responded to the pandemic, the Tennessee governor remarked that, “suddenly the differences between our states and those blue states are stark.”
As for these variations, Lee famous that “Tennessee is the third lowest tax per capita state. Our regulation in this state is really different than in these states that increased regulations.”
“The health crisis is over. The emergency is over. We have fully opened up, and we’re moving our state forward,” he continued
In South Dakota, Gov. Kristi Noem stated her crew had launched a marketing campaign to encourage annoyed legislation enforcement officers to transfer to the state amid left-wing condemnation of the police.
Thus far, she stated, “hundreds and hundreds” from 41 states have responded.
Even with out the marketing campaign, she stated, many had been trying to South Dakota as a possible house for the primary time because of Democratic management amid COVID.
“What’s happened during this pandemic has allowed us to tell our story,” she defined, “Thousands of people are moving to our state, and when you ask them they say they want to live somewhere where the government respects them, they want to live somewhere where they can be free.”
In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis stated, “These people that are coming, they are registering as Republicans.”
“I also have come across a lot of people who were Democrats, and lockdowns turned them into Republicans,” DeSantis added.
As for what pushed these new Sunshine State residents to transfer from their liberal enclaves, DeSantis argued the logic was simple.
“They said, ‘I am in California and they are locking my kids out of school. I come to Florida they are in school and people are free and happy,’” the Florida governor defined.
Following the newest census rely, California and New York, two of the bluest states within the nation, every misplaced a seat within the House of Representatives as a result of their populations had declined relative to different states.
In California particularly, Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, will face a recall election over his dealing with of the pandemic.
In the previous 12 months, he has seen his approval score plummet in response to the stringent restrictions he positioned on companies and the state’s closure of colleges, neither of which performed a powerful function in truly stopping the unfold of coronavirus within the state.