UPDATED: Gov. DeSantis' office responds to Nikki Fried test leak allegation
Ed. Note: This story has been updated to reflect the Governor’s Office response.
The Governor’s Office has now commented on allegations that someone working for the administration leaked information about undistributed COVID-19 tests to one of Ron DeSantis’ chief political rivals.
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried contended during a radio hit Thursday that a DeSantis staffer leaked information about 1 million expired-but-unused rapid COVID-19 tests to her because he felt it was important to get the information out.
“It was a very high-profile individual in the DeSantis administration,” Fried said during a segment on WJCT’s First Coast Connect.
Asked why someone from the Governor’s Off...