Democrat Palm Beach County Mayor: 60 Minutes Report ‘Intentionally False,’ Declined Offer to Refute It
“They know that the Governor came to Palm Beach County and met with me and the County Administrator and we asked to expand the state’s partnership with Publix to Palm Beach County.”
60 Minutes “reported” DeSantis engaged in a “pay for play” scheme with Publix. He gave them the contract to distribute COVID vaccinations in exchange for a $100,000 donation.
In a statement, Democrat Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner described the 60 Minutes as “intentionally false” and that the news program declined his “insight.”
I watched the 60 Minutes segment on Palm Beach County last night and feel compelled to issue this statement. The reporting was not just based on bad information – it was intentionally false. I know this because I offered to provide my insight into Palm Beach County’s vaccination efforts and 60 minutes [sic] declined. They know that the Governor came to Palm Beach County and met with me and the County Administrator and we asked to expand the state’s partnership with Publix to Palm Beach County. We also discussed our own local plans to expand mass vaccination centers throughout the county, which the Governor has been incredibly supportive. We asked and he delivered. They had that information, and they left it out because it kneecaps their narrative.
“We have confronted this pandemic for over a year,” continued Kerner. “Our residents, like all Americans, are tired. And the media is making it worse. They are hellbent on dividing us for cheap views and clicks. 60 Minutes should be ashamed.”
Kerner is the second Democrat to support DeSantis.
Democrat Jared Moskowitz, Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, already had to shut down these false claims in early March.
@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! No one from the Governors office suggested Publix. It’s just absolute malarkey. https://t.co/obkqYcbrzt
— Jared MASKowitz 😷 (@JaredEMoskowitz) April 4, 2021
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