Publix Blasts False '60 Minutes' DeSantis Narrative as 'Irresponsible': 'Absolutely False and Offensive'

Publix Blasts False '60 Minutes' DeSantis Narrative as 'Irresponsible': 'Absolutely False and Offensive'


Publix, the leading grocery chain in Florida, sharply denied the false impression made by CBS News’s 60 Minutes — that its pharmacies were tapped to distribute the vaccine, in part, because of a sizeable donation to the governor’s campaign — dismissing the narrative as “irresponsible,” as well as “absolutely false and offensive.”

“The irresponsible suggestion that there was a connection between campaign contributions made to Governor DeSantis and our willingness to join other pharmacies in support of the state’s vaccine distribution efforts is absolutely false and offensive,” the grocery chain said in a Monday statement.

“We are proud of our pharmacy associates for administering more than 1.5 million doses of vaccine to date and for joining other retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia to do our part to help our communities emergence from the pandemic,” it added:

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— Publix (@Publix) April 5,

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