(ConservativePeak.com)- Following the tragic death of legendary conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida called on his state’s courthouses to lower flags to half-staff in his honor.
But Palm Beach County refused to honor the request, leaving flags at full staff on Tuesday afternoon.
Governor DeSantis ordered the flags in the Town of Palm Beach as well as the Tallahassee State Capitol to fly flags at half-staff until Wednesday evening, with those requests being honored.
Palm Beach County, the county in which former President Donald Trump resides at his luxury Mar-a-Lago private members club, said that they had simply followed “normal protocols” that day, but Commissioner Melissa McKinlay revealed that the decision was actually politically motivated.
“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,” McKinlay said, seemingly suggesting that Limbaugh had some culpability in both the tragic Parkland shooting or the riots of January 6.
Wouldn’t lowering the flags for a conservative legend be a unifying moment for Florida?
“Although Rush Limbaugh was a significant public figure, he was also an incredibly divisive one who hurt many people with his words and actions,” McKinlay said in her shockingly divisive and partisan statement.
Limbaugh lived in Palm Beach for two decades before dying of lung cancer on February 17 at the age of 70.
During the 2020 State of the Union address, then-President Donald Trump officially awarded Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which was given to him by First Lady Melania Trump.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he would direct flags to be flown at half-staff across the state during a press conference in which he also called the radio host a “legend.”
The only statewide elected Democrat in Florida, Nikki Fried, slammed DeSantis over the decision.
.@GovRonDeSantis is lowering Florida’s flags to half-staff for Rush Limbaugh.
But he had no words for Congressman John Lewis.
— Nikki Fried (@nikkifried) February 19, 2021
But as the 12th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and an outspoken radical leftist, nobody really listened to her.