He broke the news live on a Fox News broadcast while Mike and Jillian Carnevale, a gym-owning couple who were facing jail time for failing to comply with draconian safety recommendations imposed by officials in their county, were on the air at the time.
These "safety recommendations" include primarily the wearing of face masks and social distancing.
"It's a total overreach," he told host Laura Ingraham. "These things with health should be advisory, they should not be punitive," he added.
The Carnevale's, who were facing up to 120 days in jail for repeatedly allowing people to forgo masks at their gym in Plantation (Broward County) could not hide their happiness when Governor DeSantis announced his pardon.