60 Minutes Confronts DeSantis On Vax Pay-To-Play

CBS News has the transcript:

Sharyn Alfonsi: Publix, as you know, donated $100,000 to your campaign. And then you rewarded them with the exclusive rights to distribute the vaccination in Palm Beach County.

Ron DeSantis: So, first of all, that– what you’re saying is wrong. That’s–

Sharyn Alfonsi: How is that not pay to play?

Ron DeSantis: –that– that’s a fake narrative. I met with the county mayor. I met with the administrator. I met with all the folks in Palm Beach County and I said, “here’s some of the options. We can do more drive-thru sites. We can give more to hospitals. We can do the Publix.” And they said, “We think that would be the easiest thing for our residents.”

But Melissa McKinlay, the county commissioner in the Glades, told us the governor never met with her about the Publix deal.

Sharyn Alfonsi: The criticism is that it’s pay-to-play, governor.

Ron DeSantis: And it’s wrong. It’s wrong. It’s a fake narrative. I just disabused you of the narrative. And you don’t care about the facts. Because, obviously, I laid it out for you in a way that is irrefutable.