DeSantis Responds to Vaccine Favoritism Allegations

DeSantis clears the air on Fox

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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March 8, 2021

Florida Democrats, mostly led by the Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D), have accused Governor Ron DeSantis (R) of showing favoritism to donors in the Florida vaccine rollout, and have now asked the FBI to launch an investigation in the matter.

DeSantis, who has relentlessly touted his 'Seniors First' plan denied these allegations on Thursday, claiming, "I'm not worried about your income bracket, I'm worried about your age bracket", the governor claimed at a press conference in Crystal River.

The intense accusations have even reached national prominence, as Brian Kilmeade of Fox News questioned the governor on this after the Miami Herald cracked a big story that residents of the Wealthy Keys enclave were vaccinated in January, before the rest of the state.

When Kilmeade brought up the Florida story, DeSantis simply claims, "I just didn't do that."

The governor then reaffirmed to the nation that the vaccine distribution started in Palm Beach and Broward County, FL.

DeSantis finished off the interview with Fox, "If you're 65 and older, we want to get the vaccine to you."  Then proceeded to Marion County, FL to continue his ambitious vaccine campaign.

The full Fox News interview with the governor can be watched below, credit to Twitter user @NickPrimrose:

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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