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.