Rush Limbaugh passed away from complications from stage four lung cancer.
Millions of Americans mourned his passing.
And how one Democrat handled Rush Limbaugh’s death will leave you speechless.
In Limbaugh’s home state of Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis ordered flags to be flown at half staff in honor of Limbaugh’s death.
The only elected statewide Democrat is Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, who openly disobeyed DeSantis’ order and sent an email to offices under her control telling to them to ignore the directive to fly the flags at half staff to commemorate Limbaugh’s passing.
“Lowering to half-staff the flag of the United States of America is a sacred honor that pays respect to fallen heroes and patriots. It is not a partisan political tool,” Fried stated.
“Therefore, I will notify all state offices under my direction to disregard the Governor’s forthcoming order to lower flags for Mr. Limbaugh – because we will not celebrate hate speech, bigotry, and division. Lowering the flag should always reflect unity, not division, and raising our standards, not lowering them. Our flags will remain flying high to celebrate the American values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all.”
Florida is an increasingly red state and Governor DeSantis is a favorite for re-election in 2022 and then likely to run as a top-tier Presidential candidate in 2024.
Nikki Fried is viewed as the Democrats’ best candidate to run against DeSantis in 2022.
So she used the occasion of Limbaugh’s death to build her name recognition and credibility with the Democrat Party base by making a show out of refusing to fly the flags at half staff for Limbaugh.
Fried didn’t just reject the order.
She made clear this was a political act to enhance her prospects at winning the 2022 Florida Gubernatorial nomination by smearing Limbaugh as a racist, sexist, homophobic bigot.
And while this may play in a Democrat primary, Fried will still face an uphill battle against the popular DeSantis when he runs for re-election.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.