The Tampa Bay Times reports:
Fred Piccolo, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ communications director, has resigned from the governor’s office, a move he said was planned before he deleted his Twitter account shortly after his controversial Christmas Eve tweet about COVID-19 victims.
Piccolo, who was named DeSantis’s chief spokesman in July, said he will move over to the state Department of Education next week, where he will rejoin Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. Piccolo previously worked for Corcoran at the state House Speaker’s office.
Piccolo made national headlines last week after stating that photos of each dead COVID-19 victim should be balanced with 99 photos of people who survive the disease.
Piccolo over the past few months has gained notoriety for his Twitter account, which had pushed misinformation about the coronavirus. https://t.co/28eykiTv1s
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) December 31, 2020