US Representative Charlie Crist calls on US Department of Justice to investigate Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “clearly political vaccine distribution decisions” – including pop-up site Reserved only for residents of two Lakewood Ranch zip codes – violating federal law.
Crist, D-St. Petersburg, who served as governor of Florida from 2007-2011, sent a letter to Acting U.S. Attorney General Monty Wilkinson, writing that DeSantis “establishes distribution and administration of coronavirus vaccine sites to select locations for the benefit of political allies and donors, beyond the needs of high-risk communities and existing waiting lists in counties. “
Why is Governor DeSantis playing politics with the distribution of vaccines? Its political allies and donors should not be able to jump the line. Call for a full DOJ investigation. pic.twitter.com/OTjpkdD1o4
– Congressman Charlie Crist (@RepCharlieCrist) February 21, 2021
The exclusive site set up by DeSantis at Premier Sports Complex last week, with help from Lakewood Ranch developer Rex Jensen and Manatee County Commission chairwoman Vanessa Baugh was given as an example of how DeSantis was targeting “The rich communities with which he has …
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