“You cut Medicaid, so I couldn’t get Obamacare,” Jennings shouted at him. “You’re an asshole. You don’t care about working people. … You should be ashamed to show your face around here.”
Scott tried to defend himself by saying he had created 1 million jobs. But Jennings wasn’t impressed, questioning whether any of the patrons around her had a great job lined up.
The new ad from Scott’s PAC, “Let’s Get To Work,” calls Jennings “a terribly rude woman,” a “latte liberal” and someone who “clearly has a problem.” It defends Scott’s record on job creation, arguing that “almost everybody” has a job “except those who are sitting around coffee shops, demanding public assistance, surfing the Internet and cursing at customers who come in.”
“Scott took office not long after a severe recession bottomed out,” Politifact concluded. “It was no shock that whoever was elected governor in 2010 would benefit from some degree of job growth, since the worst of the recession would be behind them, and the economy tends to run in cycles.”
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s political action committee has put out a new ad that goes after Cara Jennings, the woman who confronted him at a Starbucks and called him an “asshole.”