The Center Square by John Haughey
May 30, 2019
The Florida Cabinet’s first-ever meeting on foreign soil went off without a legal hitch Wednesday, but not without a glitch or two as the live-streamed feed from the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem left Florida television viewers occasionally with blank screens, without sound and often wondering who said what when.
But while the technical malfunctions were aggravating, they were not disruptive enough to justify voiding any actions taken during the 40-minute “ceremonial” meeting, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
And that’s primarily because there were no binding actions taken during the meeting other than the “ceremonial” signing of the state’s new anti-Semitism bill, which would have gone into effect 15 days after transmittal from the legislature anyway, regardless if the governor signed it or not.