Senator Rick Scott, R-Fl. with Publix Supermarkets thanks in part to a $ 100,000 political donation.
Several Florida Democrats, including Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner, tore up CBS News over the package, which aired Sunday night and was noticeably absent from the network’s news programming after the uprising.
However, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James, a Democrat who runs the county’s largest city, took the opposite step, arguing that “there were no rules” in DeSantis’ vaccine rollout and that “those who had the fiscal resources would use them. to whatever means they could to get this vaccine. “
DeSantis claimed that “60 Minutes”
Kilmeade asked Scott about the firestorm, noting that the long-running CBS news magazine has not covered potentially more serious COVID-related controversies involving governments. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Gavin Newsom of California.
DESANTIS BLASTS CBS ’60 MINUTES ‘TO’ COMPANY EDITED ‘PUBLIX-COVID CLIP
“From what you know, was a senator like a former governor a hit job?” Kilmeade asked Scott.
Scott responded by praising Publix, telling Kilmeade that the Lakeland-based grocer and executives are “class actions.”
“I know everyone in Florida wants to get the vaccine as soon as they can … they’s good company. I do not know how you could ever attack them.”
Kilmeade then closed the interview, adding that he sees the episode as a regular media attempt to “take down” DeSantis.
In particular, DeSantis recently criticized Scott in March after the fiscally conservative senator called on governors to deny the “wasting” federal taxpayer dollars sent around to states as part of President Biden’s massive COVID spending law.
“[Scott’s idea] makes no sense, ”DeSantis said in March.
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The governor argued that if Tallahassee were to deny or send the state a $ 1.9 trillion bill cut, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen would likely just move the payment to a less soluble democratically governed state like New Jersey or Illinois.
“I don’t think it would make sense for the Floridians to give even more money to the blue states that are already having such a big storm,” he said at the time.
The two Republicans from Sunshine State are considered potential primary candidates in 2024.