Ron DeSantis isn't just anti-mandate. He's anti-vax.

Ron DeSantis.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to pay anti-vaccination cops to take jobs in his state. The Florida Republican said Sunday he hopes to sign legislation that will offer $5,000 bonuses to out-of-state police officers who lost their positions because they wouldn't comply with vaccine mandates.

"We're actually actively working to recruit out-of-state law enforcement, because we do have needs in our police and our sheriff's departments," DeSantis said on Fox News. "NYPD, Minneapolis, Seattle, if you're not being treated well, we'll treat you better here, you can fill important needs for us, and we'll compensate you as a result."

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