Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R., plans to lower the state’s flags to half-staff in honour of radio icon Rush Limbaugh, who died Wednesday at age 70 and called the state home for decades.
DeSantis, who had been pressed to honor the revered conservative figure, confirmed Friday he would do it once Limbaugh’s burial date was announced. Lowering flags to half-staff is often done after deaths of significant American figures or national tragedies.
“What we do when there’s things of this magnitude, once the date of internment for Rush is announced, we’re going to be lowering the flags to half-staff,” DeSantis said in West Palm Beach, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
He obviously was a legend in his field, really incomparable,” DeSantis said. “He had me on when he was running for governor and I was getting the tar kicked out of me every day … I was honored to appear on his show a couple times. We are going to miss him dearly.”
DeSantis made the announcement during a political rally about proposed election reforms in Florida, including ending ballot harvesting and only sending absentee ballots to those who requested them.