Governor ordering half-staff flags for Rush Limbaugh becomes political controversy

Governor ordering half-staff flags for Rush Limbaugh becomes political controversy

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Governor DeSantis on Tuesday evening ordered the flags to be reduced to half the staff, but this will only be observed at the Palm Beach County Courthouse, City Hall and State Capitol Building from sunrise to sunset. sunset.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis has said he will order the flags to be raised half-length to honor Tory radio host Rush Limbaugh once funeral arrangements are announced. But teachers are asking the Lee County School District not to lower the flags.

There is no limitation on who the governor can lower the flags. But a long-time political observer calls Governor DeSantis’ decision “purely political.” What about Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s decision to ignore the order? Purely political too.

The American flag waving at mid-range is a symbol of respect and honor. This is normally done after the death of former politicians, law enforcement officials or the military.

“Once the internment date for Rush is announced, we will reduce the flags to half the staff,” DeSantis said.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Friday…

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