Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Friday that he would order flags to fly at half-staff in honor of conservative talk-radio star Rush Limbaugh, who died this week at the age of 70.

“I know they’re still figuring out arrangements. But 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 during a political event in Palm Beach County, where Limbaugh lived.


The governor made the announcement during an event to announce election reforms he would support. He kicked off the event by honoring Limbaugh.

“There’s not much that needs to be said, the guy was an absolute legend,” DeSantis said. “He was a friend of mine and just a great person.”

In a statement shortly after Limbaugh’s death, DeSantis praised him as the greatest of all time “of radio, of conservative media and of inspiring a loyal army of American patriots.”

Earlier this week, Republican Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini sent a letter asking for DeSantis to bestow the honor to “a great Floridian.”

“Mr. Limbaugh was a champion of the constitution, civic engagement, and a true American patriot,” Sabatini wrote.

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During an appearance Wednesday on Fox News, Trump called the late radio host a “great man.”

“The Rush Limbaugh Show” had more than 15 million listeners at its peak, an audience size that added to Limbaugh’s political influence.

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