Florida's vaccine plan has made nationwide headlines recently after Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) officially did away with vaccine passports. However, Democrat-run Palm Beach County was the subject of a 60 minutes interview that blasted their handling of the vaccine distribution and Gov. DeSantis vaccine roll-out effort, calling it 'pay-to-play.'
Palm Beach Mayor Dave Kerner (D) responded in a statement claiming that the reporting was based on, "bad information", adding, "It was intentionally false."
Palm Beach County has actually talked about expanding their max vaccination centers, with bipartisan support. However, Kerner feels that 60 minutes decided to ignore this in order to stay consistent with their narrative.
Mayor Kerner stated:
"We have confronted this pandemic for over a year. 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."
— Evan Power (@EvanPower) April 5, 2021
Since its release, the 60 minutes segment has gained tons of traction on Twitter from Democrats and DeSantis detractors, but the narrative the program set out there has now been debunked.
Mayor Kerner has stayed consistent in his thanks for the work of Governor DeSantis. He adds that "the results speak for themselves" in regard to the recent fake news campaign, ignited by Commissioner Nikki Fried (D-FL).