Jared Maskowitz (D), director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, defended Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sunday after CBS News’s 60 Minutes ran a deceptive segment of a press conference exchange where a reporter effectively accused DeSantis of pay-for-play in the state’s vaccine distribution efforts.
CBS News came under fire over the weekend after featuring a misleading exchange between DeSantis and 60 Minutes correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi, where she seemingly attempted to draw a connection between a campaign contribution from the company and the state tapping the chain to assist in vaccine distribution.
Maskowitz explained in a fiery tweet that both the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health recommended Publix, as other pharmacies were not ready to begin.
“@60Minutes I said this before and I’ll say it again. @Publix was recommended by @FLSERT and @HealthyFla as the other pharmacies were not ready to start. Period! Full Stop!” Maskowitz said. “No one from the