Conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh died last week after a long, hard-fought battle against Stage IV Lung Cancer.
Tens of millions of his fans are still deeply saddened by Limbaugh’s passing.
Anyone with a heart will be disgusted by how this one Democrat reacted to Rush Limbaugh’s death.
Rush Limbaugh passed away at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, last Wednesday, February 17.
To honor Limbaugh’s death, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis ordered flags to be flown at half staff across the state.
However, Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, the only elected statewide Democrat in all of Florida, disobeyed DeSantis’ order by sending out an email to all of the offices under her control demanding them to ignore the Governor’s directive to fly the flags at half staff.
“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.”
Of course, everyone knows Fried’s decision was motivated solely by politics.
After all, Fried is viewed as the top contender to run against Ron DeSantis for Governor in 2022 in the increasingly red state of Florida.
So not only did she use Limbaugh’s death to step on his grave, but she also used it as an opportunity to attack conservatives as people.
Even though this type of smear may work well for Fried in the Democrat Primary, it’s certain to harm her chances of defeating DeSantis in a statewide election in 2022.
The truth is, Americans don’t take well to politicians going low for political points with their radical base.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.