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Leftists are calling a boycott on Publix after finding out that a member of the founding family is a Trump supporter, according to The Western Journal.
Publix also donated to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.
Publix has become partners with the state and has agreed to use stores a vaccination location.
Julie Jenkins Fancelli, the daughter of Publix founder George Jenkins donated almost $1 million to former President Donald Trump’s campaign.
Fancelli also donated $300,000 to the Jan. 6 rally.
Founding family member of Publix donated $300,000 to the Trump rally that proceeded the Jan 6th Capitol attack.
Publix donated $100,000 toward Gov DeSantis' campaign. DeSantis then awarded Publix exclusive Covid vaccine distribution contract. https://t.co/vsfDcVMoXL
— Barb: Biden WON! 💙❤️🌼🌸🌼❤️💙 (@BBopTop) February 15, 2021
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) February 15, 2021
A month into #BOYCOTTPUBLIX I can attest that it's not too hard to find better options. Our family spent a ton of $ with @Publix, but we can staples cheaper at Aldi or Target, and shop local/regional grocers for other items. And we're not funding Alex Jones or sedition. Win-win🇺🇸 https://t.co/1PKMffk9B7
— Andy Parrish (@AltDeptOfAndy) February 15, 2021
Publix said it had no connection to Fancelli’s donation.
“Mrs. Fancelli is not an employee of Publix Super Markets, and is neither involved in our business operations, nor does she represent the company in any way. We cannot comment on Mrs. Fancelli’s actions,” the grocery chain said
“The violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was a national tragedy. The deplorable actions that occurred that day do not represent the values, work or opinions of Publix Super Markets.”
Publix Statement regarding Julie Fancelli: pic.twitter.com/SLYEe3Je5a
— Publix (@Publix) January 31, 2021
Publix donated $100,000 to DeSantis’ political committee in December.
“As a Florida-based company with more than 750 pharmacies throughout the state, Publix is well-positioned to serve as a partner in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to Florida’s residents. Our large footprint, infrastructure and distribution network across the state, as well as our experience with administering the flu vaccine (and other vaccines) and online scheduling technology, gives us the capability to efficiently deploy the vaccine.”
“That expertise is critically needed at this time. In less than a week we have vaccinated more than 10,000 Floridians in only 22 of our stores. We are determined to do our part to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and serve our communities,” the company said.
“Gov. DeSantis is focused on putting seniors first and is leaving no stone unturned in our efforts to ensure the vaccine is as accessible as possible to Florida’s broader 4.5 million senior population. The governor is building out Florida’s vaccine distribution infrastructure through innovative pilot programs, such as the ones we’ve launched with Publix, as well as with places of worship, senior living communities and converting state-run testing sites into vaccine testing sites,” spokeswoman Meredith Beatrice said.
From The Western Journal:
According to Al.com, Publix has more than 1,200 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
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