(West Palm Beach, FL) — Palm Beach County leaders are demanding an apology form CBS following a “60 Minutes” report that criticizes Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the COVID vaccine rollout. Commissioner Melissa McKinlay was quoted in the CBS show as saying she wasn’t at a January meeting in which the governor was told Publix should be the main distributor of the COVID vaccine.
County Mayor Dave Kerner called the report “intentionally false,” claiming he offered to speak with CBS, but they declined. The show alleged that DeSantis chose Publix as a reward for campaign contributions. He has vehemently denied that, and so has Publix, and reporting on the full interviews indicates DeSantis and Publix tre correct
County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay says an issue involving a lack of vaccines near Lake Okeechobee was fixed quickly, but “60 Minutes” didn’t include that information. Palm Beach County Vice Mayor Robert Weinroth says the report was “patently false” and CBS should apologize.
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