Rick Scott says he expects AOC to move to Florida

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'Maybe she’s doing a fact-finding mission to see what freedom is like.'

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott continued his criticism of U.S. Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, suggesting it was only a matter of time before the New York Congresswoman relocated to the Sunshine State.

In a national television interview, Scott addressed Ocasio-Cortez and her trolling of the “inexplicably missing” Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose public schedule last month was reduced in part because he was accompanying First Lady Casey DeSantis to cancer treatments.

“She’s doing exactly what New Yorkers do, Chicagoans do, Californians do,” Scott said on the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.”

“First they come down here on vacation to Florida. They say, ‘This is nice,’ then they go buy their condo and they say ‘Well, we’re just going to come down here a little bit.’ Then they eventually move here because the job opportunities are better, the weather is better, the taxes are lower. I have a lot of freedom,” Scott said.

“So she’s just started the process. She’ll move down here eventually,” Scott predicted, though he didn’t offer a timetable for her expected relocation.

AOC has been a recurring target for Scott, including in the wake of recent reporting of her DeSantis diss.

In a cable news hit late last week, the Senator made similar points about the Congresswoman from New York.

“AOC wants to shut down New York and then she wants to come down here. Maybe she’s doing a fact-finding mission to see what freedom is like,” Scott joked on the Ingraham Angle on the Fox News Channel.

Scott has attempted to engage Ocasio-Cortez in conflict for years, relishing the contrast between his positions and her more left-wing stances. He 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 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.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Concern Citizen

    January 3, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Sadly, we have an idiot for a Senator.
    Aside from his snarky remarks, what has Rick done for Floridians?.

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  • Alex

    January 3, 2022 at 9:32 am

    pRick has the hots for her, and his frustration is eating him alive.

    Seems to be common among the christofascists.

    • Evan Miller

      January 4, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      Why did you leave your mentality in junior high school?

  • Ocean Joe

    January 3, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Says the carpet bagger from Indiana who single handedly did more damage to Florida’s environment than anyone since Napoleon Broward.
    Developers do have complete freedom here, especially when it comes time to clean up problems they cause.

  • Kathy

    January 3, 2022 at 11:27 am

    Useless, yet terrifying little man. Another cameo appearance of Scott on Fox, they were made for each other. He is my “representative”, lol, and truly represents no one I know. The Nation’s richest Senator? It only took $65 million to win. There in lies the problem. His separation package and avoidance of felony charges from Columbia Healthcare’s massive Medicare fraud case speak volumes to his character. Unfortunately, he will be one of those who dies while still “serving” in his 80s.

  • Jevon

    January 4, 2022 at 12:41 am

    She’s definitely moving to FL. The population numbers don’t lie. NY sucks and people have been leaving for many states, particularly FL.

  • Edward Carl

    January 4, 2022 at 7:52 am

    What Ocean Joe said! And here I thought I was the only one to call Lord Valdimore a Carpet Bagger. Ironic that Scott is bad mouthing another Yankee for doing what he did.

  • OriginalJud

    January 4, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Says Rick Scott the carpetbagger. What a fraud, the largest Medicaid fraud.

  • Irving Schwartz

    January 5, 2022 at 6:13 am

    Florida voters prefer Senator Rick Scott to New York’s Schmucky Chucky Schumer. Schumer wanders around Washington DC always looking for a tv camera to hop in front of. Even AOC would make a better Senator.

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