‘Complete hypocrite’: Rick Scott slams AOC over Ron DeSantis diss
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The Senator again snipes at a familiar target.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott began the New Year with a nationally televised interview, chiding U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for vacationing in Florida and complaining about Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ schedule during the latest COVID-19 spike.

Scott appeared Saturday on Fox and Friends Weekend, where the topic was Ocasio-Cortez claiming DeSantis was absent during the latest surge of COVID-19 cases. The Governor, as first reported by Florida Politics and confirmed by Fox News, was by the First Lady’s side during her cancer treatments.

“AOC is just a complete hypocrite. She does it, the Democrats do it, the left media does it. They watch Joe Biden go and buy ice cream every day, but then they attack Republicans every moment they can,” Scott complained.

“AOC wants to shut down New York and then she wants to come down here,” Scott continued. “Maybe she’s doing a fact finding mission to see what freedom is like.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who was photographed sans mask at a Florida restaurant, chided DeSantis’ absence on Twitter.

“Hasn’t Gov. DeSantis been inexplicably missing for like two weeks? If he’s around, I would be happy to say hello. His social media team seems to have been posting old photos for weeks In the meantime, perhaps I could help with local organizing. Folks are quite receptive here.”

Though Scott serves in the Senate and Ocasio-Cortez is in the House, the Senator has found reasons to feud in the media with the New York Congresswoman before this latest issue emerged.

Scott had previously criticized her call to “defund the police.”

“The media keeps telling us that when the Left says ‘defund the police’ they don’t actually mean defund the police. But the Left keeps telling us they do, in fact, mean defund the police. This is the most ridiculous & irresponsible policy idea that’s been suggested in my lifetime,” Scott tweeted about calls to cut the New York City budget.

Scott also attacked the so-called Green New Deal in 2019.

What’s next? Will we have to register sharp knives? Maybe @AOC will make us register every time we buy meat as part of her #GreenNewDeal,” he asked before the Congresswoman slammed him.

On that, Ocasio-Cortez responded in kind: “That a sitting US Senator can say something lacking so much critical thinking + honesty is embarrassing to the institution. If you were a female candidate, maybe you’d be called ‘unlikeable,’ ‘crazy,’ or ‘uninformed.’ But since you’re not, this inadequacy is accepted as normal.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


27 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    January 2, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Rick Scott is absolutely correct. Standing by for Alex in 3. 2. 1.

  • Bob McTiernan

    January 2, 2022 at 11:59 am

    As stated prior…”AOC…thinks Roe vs Wade..are two options for crossing the Rio Grande

    Smart DEMOCRAT.. enjoying Florida..whilst criticizing Gov DeSantis.. taking care of his wife

  • Alex

    January 2, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    The reason DeFraud didnt tell anyone is simple.

    He was doing something he and his useless party oppose.

    Family leave.

    • Robert

      January 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm

      You need to live in NY. AOC is the most useless and illogical human next to Biden and Harris. Cow farts are killing the ozone layer. She needs a basic economic class to teach the moron nothing is free and the government doesn’t actually pay for anything-we do, it’s called taxes. As for the family leave you are as informed as most of the nimwit AOC followers, Republican’s are not against family leave they are worried about the cost Joe Manchin, a democrat along with others will not approve the ridiculous $1.7 trillion with increasing social programs. Maybe some of Congress and the Senate are worried about what tax burdens we are placing on future generations. Why these spoiled brats think they deserve everything free is beyond me. Work, earn, save and get rewarded.

      • Alex

        January 2, 2022 at 5:13 pm

        Trump’s tax cut cost us $2.9 Trillion, and did nothing Republicans said it would do.

        No tax cut in history has ever caused more growth than the previous 5 years average growth.

        Never. Has. Happened.

        • Jerry

          January 2, 2022 at 11:28 pm

          Endless radical spending doesn’t help the economy either. Over the long term it will only cause inflation.

          Do you honestly believe the economy and the currency can survive spending $4 trillion over budget every year forever? And it’s not like the endless spending is helping anyone at all. It’s just lining the pockets of politicians and their donors. The rich paying themselves while racking up the national debt for our grandchildren.

          • Alex

            January 3, 2022 at 1:44 pm

            Spare me the BS.

            You and I know full well the first thing the GOP would do if they regain power is have another massive tax cut and tell the lies they always spew about it.

        • Allen

          January 3, 2022 at 4:39 am

          Speaking of never has happened, its not the tax cut, it is boomer retiring and opening up the job market. Easy to hit huge employment numbers with 2014 Rob Portman rightly stated that 10,000 people retire a day, that’s 300,000 a month. Approximately 3 times that number are eligible daily. That is a economic difference maker both in employment statistics and wage growth.

        • Tom

          January 3, 2022 at 6:19 am

          Alex Total lie, IRS data and U S Treasury data last fall 21, confirmed GOP tax cuts saved working people. Blue collar, working and middle class renaissance. Bottom earnings grew highest in decades. Repubs are party of working class. Political dealignment taking place. Workers United behind GOP, party of future.
          Polling shows independents and Hispanics abandoned Dems.
          GOP 60 seats in House, Senate 6 seat pick. DeSantis wins! Alex liar!!

    • Marcus

      January 3, 2022 at 9:59 am

      I can see the cussing and deflection coming . It shows you hit a nerve. DeSantos is a loser. He’d rather see his state underwater, which it will be very soon, or dying of a preventable disease, than lose office and power.

    • Ha

      January 4, 2022 at 6:58 pm

      Taking a day off to be with his wife is not “family leave.” You must be misinformed as to what the term means.

  • Jerry

    January 2, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Liberals trash Florida, trash DeSantis, demand mask and vax mandates. But then they come down here to Florida on vacation, take their masks off, and live it up.

    And AOC is your typical stupid liberal woman. She thinks everything is misogyny, and thinks every male wants to sleep with her.

    • Leon R Sikes III

      January 3, 2022 at 4:05 pm

      You don’t understand a thing about social distancing either.

      Lol

      She was outside, and no one was jammed in around her.

  • David

    January 3, 2022 at 2:35 am

    Anyone who believes this is a “personal choice” issue would support her. Then you could say, “See? I’m right!” But…that would be the SMART thing to do. That explains it…

  • Bob McTiernan

    January 3, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Your comments Jerry are spot on…I researched her history prior to be elected.
    There isn’t much there that qualify her to be on the government dole
    Thise that realize this speak up to disclose her shallow communist push to destroy USA whilst those that support this bimbo are shallow and unemployed on the government dole

    She is a one term shallow ..that will fade into forgotten history

  • Douglas

    January 3, 2022 at 7:16 am

    Americans will speak at the polls in 2022 and it won’t be pretty for the left. Although, I’m not going to lie, it has been hilarious watching Biden trying to speak.

  • Irving Schwartz

    January 3, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Agree that AOC is as dumb as a rock. If she was a guy she would be selling hotdogs and chestnuts on Fifth Avenue. But read the comment section of the NYT and it becomes apparent that the voters of New York City are like rats following a horse-faced Pied Piper into the Harlem River. She, much like her comrade Senator Betsy Warren, are Marxist fellow travelers and Zombie like adherents to Sol Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Google, this subject and see for yourself. Neither Karen has ever had an original thought. Maybe Governor DeSantis can find a way to protect Florida borders from New York City hypocrites. Force them stop short and mooch on Stacy Adams in Atlanta.

  • rass

    January 3, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Way to go Rick! Serve up red meat on cotton candy AOC on Fix Entertainment bragging about “freedom Florida ” instead of doing your job. You are paid to legislate but instead prefer to cheerlead. We have REAL problems in our State and AOC is not one of them. “Let’s get to work ” Senator. PS – grow some hair along with a set of balls!

    • Irving Schwartz

      January 3, 2022 at 8:52 am

      R Ass: If the Chicoms are paying you the minimum wage to troll, they made a bad deal.

      • Mike Frank

        January 3, 2022 at 7:36 pm

        No, that’s just your mom.

    • Evan Miller

      January 3, 2022 at 1:36 pm

      We don’t have any problems in our state. We are free to make our own decisions. You can’t say the same about the Bronx. But hypocrisy is AOC’s middle name.

      • Mike Frank

        January 3, 2022 at 7:38 pm

        Then you can make your decisions minus any federal dollars. Remember that next hurricane. Florida is a taker state and NY is a maker state. Sorry deadbeats. Who do you think saved the Everglades? Not Florida.

  • rass

    January 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Irving – I hope your Made in China MAGA hat isn’t too tight. I am not left, right or stupid. I just pointed out the obvious comic distraction from my Senator. Evan – Maybe you can sell your “ignorance is bliss” mantra to the dead manatees, red tide beach-going breathers, homeless folks, or businesses forced to close from Covid-related worker shortages. Or even an ER doctor or nurse. Not working for me.

  • Bob McT

    January 3, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Oh whine on Rass..that’s the way demodummies roll

    • Mike Frank

      January 3, 2022 at 7:38 pm

      I do love the irony of Birthertards calling people dummies when you can’t even read a birth certificate.

  • Mike Frank

    January 3, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Rick “Plead the fifth 75 times” Scott is your typical emotionally hysterical Righty who jumps right off the “register sharp knives” cliff because they can’t make an honest argument.

  • Bob McTiernan

    January 3, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Lol…keep it up
    Your shallow mentallity is exposed

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