A Democratic Florida mayor claimed Monday that a “60 Minutes” segment “intentionally” falsified a report that criticized Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ vaccine rollout.
The Sunday report suggested that DeSantis favored Publix grocery stores in Palm Beach County for COVID-19 vaccine distribution because the chain had donated to his PAC, Fox News reported.
Palm Beach County Mayor David Kerner, center, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, speak at a COVID-19 vaccine center.Palm Beach County
The segment came under fire when it was revealed a clip of the governor’s response to a question about the grocery chain’s exclusive rights was heavily edited, according to Mediaite.
Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner was one of several state officials to come to the governor’s defense on Monday.
“The reporting was not just based on bad information — it was intentionally false,” Kerner wrote in a statement.
The Democratic mayor of Palm Beach County, David Kerner, criticized a report from 60 Minutes that he