Well, everyday I am glad we have a sane President but still suffering under an insane governor. If you shop at Publix…Stop. Heiress of Publix funded that mess on January 6th. There is blood on the hands at Publix and it isn’t just in the meat department.
Guess how Desantis rewarded Publix? Guess who has the Covid vaccines to be distributed?
It’s only the latest in a series of major contributions to far-right causes by Publix heirs or the popular supermarket chain itself.
Fancelli, a part-time Lakeland resident, reached out to far right host Alex Jones about helping fund a Jan. 6 event and ultimately contributed $300,000 to the rally through a former fundraising representative for the Trump 2020 campaign. The money helped pay for the majority of the $500,000 rally where former president Donald Trump spoke, preceding the Capitol riots, the Journal found. Fancelli did not respond to the newspaper’s multiple requests for comment.
Publix was in on it? Life-changing subs, but to hell with them. https://t.co/gWgpaC7d32
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 30, 2021
The rally that preceded the Capitol riot was funded by a top Trump donor and Publix heiress, and helped by far-right show host Alex Jones https://t.co/xCVAZjpm7j
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 30, 2021
Mr. Jones also helped arrange for Julie Jenkins Fancelli, a prominent donor to the Trump campaign and heiress to the Publix Super Markets Inc. chain, to commit about $300,000 through a top fundraising official for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, according to organizers. Her money paid for the lion’s share of the roughly $500,000 rally at the Ellipse where Mr. Trump spoke.
Then there is this little ditty which no one is supposed to notice.
Publix gave to the political committee two $25,000 contributions on December 7 and two $25,000 contributions on December 31, according to Florida’s Division of Elections campaign finance database.
On January 5, DeSantis announced that Publix and the Florida Department of Health would work together to distribute COVID vaccine doses to customers age 65 years and older.
Publix and the Governor’s Office rejected this week any connection between the Publix contributions and the vaccination program.
Aubrey Jewett, a University of Central Florida political science professor, told Spectrum News by phone Thursday he isn’t concerned about the Publix contributions and vaccine program as “a potential quid pro quo as I might be if there was suddenly a huge tax break that had been introduced in the Legislature for Publix.”
Was it a Quid pro quo? CVS and Walgreens are still waiting I am told for vaccines.