USA Today reports that Young sent an email to Crist telling him that his attendance at the funeral would be unacceptable. She added that she has “watched over the years, as Bill had, your transparent attempts to manipulate the political arena. I don’t want my husband’s memorial service to be another opportunity for that, and I will not tolerate anyone turning this into a platform for political gain.”
Bill Young was the longest-serving House Republican before passing away on Friday at age 82. Crist has yet to respond publicly to Young’s message.
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