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That statement is completely false. In fact, DeSantis was so efficient at getting vaccines in 800 Publix grocery stores around Florida, 60 Minutes launched a hit piece on him and accused his office of corruption. That story was also completely false and so riddled with errors even Florida Democrats came to DeSantis’ defense.
A Democratic mayor in Florida is coming to the governor’s defense following a 60 Minutes story on the state’s vaccine rollout, alleging the show’s reporting was “intentionally false.”
60 Minutes on Sunday aired a story in which correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi reported on allegations that Florida’s “vaccination rollout has favored the wealthy.” It was critical of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for partnering with Publix to distribute vaccines, suggesting the move may have been influenced by the governor having received donations from the supermarket chain.
On Monday, Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner (D) defended DeSantis and slammed 60 Minutes over this story.
“The reporting was not just based on bad information — it was intentionally false,” Kerner alleged, per Fox News. “I know this because I offered to provide my insight into Palm Beach County’s vaccination efforts and 60 Minutes declined.”