Democrats lashed out after Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that the passing of conservative talk show host and Palm Beach resident Rush Limbaugh would be honored in the state by ordering flags to be flown at half-staff.
“What we do when there’s things of this magnitude, once the date of interment for Rush is announced, we’re going to be lowering the flags to half-staff,” DeSantis said, according to The Tampa Bay Times.
DeSantis similarly ordered flags to be flown at half-staff following the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal, in September, the Times noted. Flags were also ordered lowered following the breach on the U.S. Capitol in January.
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As noted by Business Insider, Democrats were outraged by the move to honor Limbaugh.
Democratic Florida State Sen. Gary Farmer slammed DeSantis for the order and ripped Limbaugh, who had died just days earlier from stage 4 lung cancer, as “a man who served no other interests