Florida Democrats Defend Gov. Ron DeSantis After '60 Minutes' Cut Key Quotes

(Facebook/Gov. Ron DeSantis)

Some top Florida Democrats are calling the recent CBS 60 Minutes story on Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis "malarkey" and "intentionally false."

60 Minutes alleged in their report Sunday that DeSantis chose Publix supermarket pharmacies for the state's rollout of vaccine distribution because of the company's previous contributions to his campaign. The story also alleged that the rollout was slower to minority communities in Palm Beach County because a Publix supermarket was not located nearby. The state addressed that concern by setting up drive-thru vaccine sites in those areas, as it had done in other parts of Florida.

According to The Daily Caller, Democrat Jared Moskowitz, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, called the theory of a "pay to play" deal by DeSantis "utter nonsense," saying the suggestion to choose Publix came from his office.

"We reached out to all pharmacies and they were the only one who at the time could execute on the mission. The federal government delayed the federal pharmacy program and we yet again stepped up first to serve more seniors," Moskowitz tweeted.

In a later tweet, Moskowitz reiterated his previous tweet, writing that Publix "was recommended by" the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health because "the other pharmacies were not ready to start."

"Period! Full stop! No one from the Governor's office suggested Publix. It's just absolute malarkey," according to Moskowitz.

Read the rest of the story from our content partners at CBN News here.

Reprinted with permission from CBN.com. Copyright The Christian Broadcasting Network Inc., All rights reserved.

Follow breaking news like this and more in our new platform, CHARISMA PLUS.


To contact us or to submit an article, click here.


Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective