Florida Government. Ron DeSantis has said that flags will be hoisted at half the staff in the sunny state in honor of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who died of lung cancer this week at the age of 70.
“We had one of our own, Rush Limbaugh, died a few days ago. What we do for this magnitude is, when they announce the internment dates for Rush, we’re going to reduce the flag to half the staff, ” Told fans on friday. “There is not much that needs to be said, the man was an absolute legend.”
The move was immediately rebutted by the state’s Democrats, who attacked the governor for honoring such a polarized person.
“Lowering the flag of the United States is a high honor for those who respectfully and bravely serve our state and our nation,” State Sen. Gary Farmer, the top democrat in the chamber, in a statement. “Unfortunately, Gov. DeSantis has now turned this distinction into a political political tool that salutes a person who has not served any other interests other than his own and a nation’s political fault lines. Tried best to divide deeply with. “
Rape Debbie Wasserman Shultes called the decision an “embarrassment” for the state.
Limbaugh, widely regarded as the father of conservative talk radio, reached his personal high point during the Trump era where he spoke regularly with the former president. Limbaugh remained in the air until a few weeks before his death. In February, Trump awarded him a presidential medal.
DeSantis was not the only GOP poll honoring Rush by lowering the flag. In Washington, renewed congressman Lauren Boebert Called on the federal government to follow suit.
However, this would be a call for President Biden – a move far less likely.