“Once the intervention date for Rush is announced, we are going to cut the flags in half,” Gov. Ron Desantis told a news conference in West Palm Beach on Friday.
The governor said respectfully “what do we do when there are things of this size”.
Limbaugh, a Palm Beach resident who died Wednesday at the age of 70, said, “A complete legend, he was my friend and a great man.”
Delegate Debbie Wassmann Schultz (D-Florida) called the governor’s decision “an embarrassment for Florida.”
“Rush Limbaugh is armed to spread racism, bigotry and homosexuality across the country,” he said in a tweet. “His continued hate speech has caused untold damage to our political landscape.”
“I uncertainly condemn the governor’s decision. Any action to lower our flag in order to incite hatred and to incite prejudice against marginalized groups, people of color, women and anyone who does not look like him. Make the same mistake as him, should be recovered,” the farmer said.
Announcement in the event of a non-mask
Desantice’s announcement about limping Limbaugh was not the only reason his news conference sparked controversy.
“We have spoken with the Hilton management and they and the event organizers will abide by our normal compliance procedures,” Jamson said.
An Hilton Palm Beach Airport spokesman told CNN in part, “We have been informed about a video showing a group of people being close to each other and not wearing masks. They are obviously disappointed with our masking rules, which are mainly displayed throughout the hotel. Failed. As we move forward, we will continue to monitor and implement these guidelines as long as they exist. “