Palm Beach County rebukes DeSantis’ order to fly flags at half-staff for Rush Limbaugh

Responding Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ order to lower flags in the state to honor right-wing broadcaster Rush Limbaugh in the wake of his death, Palm Beach County said no way.

“The county’s courthouse flags remained at full staff, ignoring Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Tuesday afternoon order directing its U.S. and Florida flags to be flown at half-staff,” 11Alive reports. “He also ordered the Town of Palm Beach and the State Capitol in Tallahassee to fly their flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday. Those flags were lowered.”

In a statement released this Wednesday, Commissioner Melissa McKinlay said the lowering of flags “should be a unifying gesture during solemn occasions, such as in remembrance of the young lives lost during the Parkland High School massacre or first responder line of duty deaths.”

“Although Rush Limbaugh was a significant public figure, he was also an incredibly divisive one who hurt many people with his words and actions,” she added.

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