Today in West Palm, Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed that he would order flags in Florida to half staff to honor Rush Limbaugh.
The exact timing of this order is to be determined as they await until funeral arrangements are announced. Limbaugh was a resident of Palm Beach.
Limbaugh died Wednesday after a year-long battle with cancer. His death at age 70 was announced Wednesday on his radio program, by his wife Kathryn.
According to FloridaPolitics, DeSantis has credited Rush Limbaugh for helping him to win over voters and eventually the Governor’s race.
“He had me on when I was running for Governor,” DeSantis said. “I was getting the tar kicked out of me every day and he had me on the week before the election in 2018. He didn’t have a lot of guests. I was honored to be on his show a couple of times.”
This came after a request was made by Republican Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who has served in the Florida House of Representatives since 2018 and represents the state’s 32nd House district in part of Lake County.
Sabatini, in his letter to Gov. DeSantis, said Limbaugh was “a champion of the constitution, civic engagement, and a true American patriot.”
Today I sent a letter to Governor DeSantis requesting the lowering of Florida’s flags to half-staff in honor of the passing of a great Floridian—Rush Limbaugh.— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) February 17, 2021
Rush was a relentless champion of America and of civic engagement. May his memory live on forever. pic.twitter.com/5vXHbo9mDz