Florida’s agriculture chief refuses DeSantis’ order to lower flags in honor of Rush Limbaugh

Nikki Fried, the agricultural commissioner for the state of Florida, said that she will ignore Gov. Ron DeSantis’ order to lower flags in the state in honor of the late conservative radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, WFLA reports.

“Lowering to half-staff the flag of the United States of America is a sacred honor that pays respect to fallen heroes and patriots,” Fried said. “It is not a partisan political tool.”

“Therefore, I will notify all state offices under my direction to disregard the Governor’s forthcoming order to lower flags for Mr. Limbaugh – because we will not celebrate hate speech, bigotry, and division. Lowering the flag should always reflect unity, not division, and raising our standards, not lowering them,” she continued. “Our flags will remain flying high to celebrate the American values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all.”

According to Fox News, DeSantis said that the honor would take place after Limbaugh’s burial date is announced.

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