Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has mandated that flags be flown at half-staff in the sunshine state in honor of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who died this week from Lung Cancer at the age of 70.
“We had one of our own, Rush Limbaugh, pass away a few days ago. What we do for something of this magnitude, when they announce the dates of internment for Rush, we are going to be lowering the flags to half staff,” he told fans on Friday. “There’s not much that needs to be said, the guy was an absolute legend.”
The move was instantly denounced by state Democrats, who attacked the governor for offering the honor to such a polarizing figure.
“Lowering the flag of the United States is a high honor reserved for those who have honorably and bravely served our state and our nation,” State Sen. Gary Farmer, the top Democratic in the chamber in a statement. “Unfortunately, Gov. DeSantis