Governor Rick Scott Gets Berated by Woman in Starbucks
Warning: The above video contains explicit language.
Recently Rick Scott, the governor of Florida, has been having some public relations issues.
In early March, Scott was kicked off of “Morning Joe” after just two questions. Now, a video has surfaced of a woman berating the Republican governor for his healthcare policies, his labor policies, and for his being “an embarrassment to our state.”
The woman who yelled at Rick Scott and the guy who yelled at Dick Cheney should get the Presidential Medal of Freedom
— your friend online (@ItsTonyNow) April 6, 2016
Posted to YouTube on April 5, the above video was captured in a Florida Starbucks where a woman in a green T-shirt appears with her computer.
The recording starts mid-rant, with another woman in a blue blazer—possibly one of Scott’s aides—trying to speak with the angered individual. The attempt ends poorly, as the incensed woman tells the aide:”I’m not talking to you.”
“You don’t care about working people. You should be ashamed to show your face around here,” shouts the woman to Scott.
Scott responds: “Oh really? Because we got a million jobs.” Scott is referring to his State of the State address claim that since he took office in 2011, his administration has surpassed Texas in job creation.
The woman, unfazed by the governor’s retort, responds sarcastically: “A million jobs? Great!” Spreading out her arms questioningly, she rhetorically asks the other individuals in the coffee shop “who here has a great job?”
“You should,” the governor remarks.
The woman, outraged at this point, continues: “You stripped women of access to public healthcare. Shame on you Rick Scott!” On March 25, Scott signed into law a controversial bill that ends state funding to certain reproductive health clinics and places restrictions on abortions.
As the governor and his entourage walk out, the woman continues to tell Scott that he should be ashamed of himself. In a final comment, the governor says to the woman “maybe you should [unintelligible] say the truth.”
According to the video’s description, the exchange took place in a Starbucks in Gainesville, Fla.