Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis defended his record on handling the COVID-19 pandemic, remarking that if he did not stand up to the continued overreach by the federal government, the U.S. as a whole would be as severely locked down and economically depressed as Canada.

While Florida is returning to normal with sporting events returning to full capacity, DeSantis reminded "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin that children in the state had the benefit of in-person learning throughout the past schoolyear.

"You just have so many threats to freedom nowadays. And what we're doing is we've essentially, ‘Katie, bar the door' to protect Floridians and to protect their freedoms and opportunities.

Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau renewed his policy keeping the U.S.-Canada border closed to most traffic outside of commercial activities for at least another month. Much of Canada is still under economic lockdown.

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