GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis insisted that any link between the vaccine contract and the supermarket chain's contribution is a "false narrative."
Gerardo Gutierrez caught the virus from a co-worker and died during a time when Publix prohibited employees from wearing masks, his family says in a lawsuit.
"If you like Walking Dead, you’re going to love the Publix near my house right now."
The officer lashed out during a "die-in" at Publix organized by Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.
"Publix knows we're not going away," one gun-control activist said.
"I can’t believe I’m the first one to ever write ‘Summa Cum Laude’ on a cake.”
Adam Putnam, a self-described "NRA sellout" running for Florida governor, received $670,000 from the company.
The move is being praised by a number of LGBTQ advocacy groups.
Some suggest the supermarket chain denied the request on anti-LGBTQ grounds.