Rick Scott says rich people wouldn’t want kids like John Fetterman

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'If you've made any money, you don't want your kids to turn out like that.'

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is continuing his series of personal attacks against a Democratic candidate for Senate from Pennsylvania.

Scott, the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said Tuesday in a national interview that moneyed parents would not want their children to turn out like Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, whose parents financially supported him into middle age.

“You know what I think about Fetterman? It’s exactly: If you’ve made any money, you don’t want your kids to turn out like that.”

Radio host Hugh Hewitt chortled in affirmation, “Oh, that’s so true!”

Scott, the richest man in the Senate, added Fetterman “hasn’t done anything,” while Hewitt lamented “tats on the arms,” a reference to the Pennsylvania Democrat’s predilection for tattoos.

Fetterman leads in most polling of the General Election matchup against the Republican nominee, Mehmet Oz.

Tuesday’s interview wasn’t the first time Scott resorted to seemingly ad hominem attacks against Fetterman, though it was the first time he suggested the candidate’s parents did a bad job in raising their child.

During an Aug. 16 interview, Scott suggested Fetterman’s failure to disclose health issues was disqualifying, amid the candidate’s recovery from a stroke earlier this year.

“Fetterman, first off, lied about his health. Fetterman wasn’t even on the campaign trail for months. I’m sorry that he’s had health problems, but he lied about it. And that right there should be a disqualifying factor,” Scott said on another episode of the Hugh Hewitt Show.

Amid the personal attacks on Fetterman’s upbringing and his health, Scott also has impugned Fetterman’s character on more traditionally political matters, such as a recent claim that Fetterman wanted to commit voter fraud.

“He wants to let, what, a third of the felons out right now. He wants to legalize drugs. He wants to kill jobs by banning fracking. He wants to commit fraud in the election by … getting rid of voter ID. I mean, this guy’s a radical,” Scott said on Hannity on Aug. 30, as reported by the Daily Beast.

Scott got little pushback on those assertions about Fetterman, comments made just after host Sean Hannity urged the Democrat to “come on the show, bring your hoodie, bring your tattoos, tough guy” for what seemingly would be an adversarial interview.

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


54 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    September 13, 2022 at 9:06 am

    What does it say about the people of Pennsylvania supporting a goofball like Fetterman? Then again they border the state of Delaware. That state voted Joe Biden six times for 36 years as a U.S. Senator. Stop drinking the water up there people. It’s frying your brain.

    • Elliott Offen

      September 13, 2022 at 9:18 am

      What are you doing defending people like Rick Scott…who wouldn’t wipe their azz with you? Have some respect for yourself you clown. The dude is a crook and doesn’t give a sht about anyone who isn’t rich. Are you rich idiot? How does shoveling money to the rich help you???

      • Impeach Biden

        September 13, 2022 at 9:25 am

        You have a reading comprehension problem. Where did I say anything about Rick Scott? Did I even mention his name? Breathe in and breathe out. You will be doing that a lot come November.🤣

        • Elliott Offen

          September 13, 2022 at 9:37 am

          You support the GOP right? That’s Trump, Rick Scott, and all the other cartoon characters that go with the GOP.

          • Jack Tatum

            September 13, 2022 at 12:14 pm

            So the left wing moderator did not allow my first post. I’ll try again. Speaking of cartoon characters. Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, Schiff, all members of the squad, Hirono, Warren, lightfoot, Bowser, Cantrell, Feinstein. Oh and there are plenty more.

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    • Tom

      September 13, 2022 at 10:47 am

      Impeach is correct!
      Fetterman is an embarrassment
      Dr Oz will defeat him.

      • McPhaggot

        September 13, 2022 at 1:18 pm

        The crudite guy? Really? I don’t know any Pennsylvanians who support the moron Oz. He’s not even from the state, lol.

      • Bill

        September 13, 2022 at 3:36 pm

        Yeah … Dr. Oz – now there’s a winner.
        I could while away the hours
        Conferrin’ with the flowers,
        Consulting with the rain;
        And my head I’d be a scratchin’
        While my thoughts are busy hatchin’
        If I only had a brain.

        • Tom

          September 13, 2022 at 4:15 pm

          Oz will win defeat that clueless socialist empty log! Fetterman is clueless.

          Dr Oz, you loses went to university in PA. He didn’t sit in paid for house collecting $50 k per parents.

          • Bill

            September 14, 2022 at 9:45 am

            He has his choice of 10 houses to sit in. Better question is why he lies about it. Quite the ‘man of the people’ isn’t he?

    • Impeach Biden

      September 13, 2022 at 12:19 pm

      FP will not post my comments. This is a one way message board and anti-free speech. This is what the followers of Der Fuhrer want.

      • Jay Smif

        September 13, 2022 at 12:32 pm

        Whine harder, whiny, impotent conservative snowflake, then watch Fat Hitler get indicted, criminally prosecuted, and imprisoned at both the state and federal levels.

        DeSantis the fascist is even more of a joke. “Freedom” doesn’t come with book bans and hunting the gays for sport.

        • Impeach Biden

          September 13, 2022 at 12:48 pm

          Funny how FP allows this, yet all I was doing was responding to the Corsin / Offen / Crist and whatever aliases they are using comment on cartoon characters. I listed a bunch of Democrat cartoon characters and the “anti free speech” police zapped me.

          • Bill

            September 13, 2022 at 3:39 pm

            @Impeach Biden
            You should try truth social – apparently you can say whatever you want over there. Get in quick before it goes bankrupt.

          • Sister Superior Slapshot, Bishop Hedman Academy of Love, Love, Love

            September 13, 2022 at 4:18 pm

            Goodness no, Mister Impeach Biden. That’s not at all what happened. I called up CEO’s Minnie and Mickey at Florida Politics to defend your right to speak your mind, I sure did! And they were very helpful, they looked into it right away. Turns out it wasn’t any “anti free speech” police that did the deed. It was, and excuse my French while I quote them, “It was the anti-asshole police” that zapped you. And they were quite adamant that they had solid grounds for the zapping, bless your heart.

          • Impeach Biden

            September 13, 2022 at 9:18 pm

            Bankrupt? If anyone is going bankrupt it’s CNN. 🤣

        • Tom

          September 13, 2022 at 1:15 pm

          Total lies from Smif, peter h, idiot Elliot, Mary who.

          Fetterman is an idiot, Dumings lost gun, she’s a Pelosi support clone 100% vote. Fetterman was paid into his 40’s. He can’t debate.

          Smif, Mary who, peter h, Elliot are all disingenuous.

          • Charlie Crist

            September 13, 2022 at 3:03 pm

            👆Vote for me. I’ll put this guy’s head in a vice and crank it completely shut!!

          • Tom

            September 13, 2022 at 4:12 pm

            Chameleon liar!
            Factcheck.Org
            Clueless

          • Charlie Crist

            September 13, 2022 at 4:30 pm

            👆Vote for me. I’ll kick this lying SOB right up the azz..

          • Jay Smif

            September 14, 2022 at 12:35 pm

            Fetterman is up by 10 points over “Jersey” Muslim Oz, weak little tommy, and I see you still have DeSantis’ ballsack stuffed as deep into your fat, cultist jowls as you can get it.

            Scream “America’s governor” at the sky as loudly as you can once again, old sack-stuffer.

        • Tom

          September 13, 2022 at 9:00 pm

          Hilly Billy, and jay Sniffer, your ignorance is overwhelming. I mean Dumb and Dumber. Thelma and Louise.

          Fetterman is a extreme socialist. Sorry but he’s toast. PA won’t elect him. Watch the movie Deer Hunter!

          Oz has closed it to 5, he will tie and take lead by early Oct.

          Enjoy!

    • Jan

      September 13, 2022 at 4:40 pm

      If anyone has a fried brain, it is you. Rick Scott admitted to 14 felonies related to fraudulent billing and practices as CEO of Columbia/HCA, which he founded in 1987. Typical of Republican corruption supported by insurrectionists. Keep your opinions about PA down there wherever you live in the Florida swamp.

    • Mr. Haney

      September 13, 2022 at 6:41 pm

      What does it say about supporting a scoundrel like Scott?

    • KurtinOC

      September 15, 2022 at 6:22 pm

      What does it say about State of Florida who elected biggest Medicare Thief in the History? and that Little Marco?

    • Dirty water

      September 15, 2022 at 11:24 pm

      “Stop drinking the water up there people”

      You need some down in Florida since republicans aren’t smart enough to clean it? Lol

  • Hope

    September 13, 2022 at 9:53 am

    It is true that Fetterman is supported by his wealthy parents. How do you think he affords all his tattoos?

    Scott is not resorting to personal attacks, he is giving an accurate assessment unlike Biden (and an Internet troll under numerous aliases found on this site).

    The media is predicting a red wave in November.

    • Charlie Crist

      September 13, 2022 at 3:05 pm

      👆Vote for me. I’ll put this ¢UnT on skid row..

    • Mr. Haney

      September 13, 2022 at 6:41 pm

      Scott is a bigger fraud than you are.

    • Jay Smif

      September 14, 2022 at 12:39 pm

      The media is predicting no such thing, and your god and savior Fat Hitler was given over $400 MILLION by his father, squandered every single penny, bankrupted multiple casinos, and never worked a day in his traitor, criminal work, but you keep whining about “fetterman,” hope. You do realize that he didn’t get a salary as Mayor of his town, right?

  • Tjb

    September 13, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Again, we see Rick Scott being a elitist pompous ass. Sad that Scott is putting down a working class American.
    Senator Scott, money has not brought you class!

    • Hope

      September 13, 2022 at 10:09 am

      Working class American? More like a grown man having to rely on his parents to support his family. Fetterman does not work, he spends the day in his “gym rat” clothes pretending to be relevant.

      Even the left leaning Washington Post is being critical of Fetterman..

      • Tjb

        September 13, 2022 at 2:32 pm

        Hope, I am wondering where you get your information regarding Fetterman’s family and personal life. You are correct that The WP is critical of him. They want him to do more debates.
        Rich Scott, with a personal wealth of $240,000,000+, is an elitist ass who attempts to play the part of caring for the average American man. Funny how he never spoke about the Trump children being supported an by allegedly wealthy parent. I recognized that they are not running for office at this time, but they were a actively with presidential type duties.

  • Tom

    September 13, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Fetterman is a disgrace to people.
    His stroke, illness is unfortunate but he does not get to hide. People need to know if he’s up to the job.

    He’s a extreme socialist, worse than Sen Sanders, AOC.

    Scott is absolutely right. This guy was gifted a house, was provided $50,000 a year per trust.
    He chased. African American with a gun as a local mayor, broke the law.

    He is ultra left! He must be defeated.
    PA will not support this fake, fraud illegitimate candidate.

    • Charlie Crist

      September 13, 2022 at 3:08 pm

      👆Neo nazi nut job. Vote for me. I’ll put guy’s like this in the nut house.

    • One day

      September 15, 2022 at 11:26 pm

      Maybe one day oz will be a Real doctor instead of one on tv

      Just like one day Rick Scott will be a real leader instead of one on tv lol

  • Tom

    September 13, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Fetterman is a disgrace.
    He’s a ultra leftist socialist!
    He offers nothing but govt. extremism.
    Dr Oz is a solid choice over him.
    His stroke is unfortunate, but he must debate before the votes are cast!
    Oz will win!

    • marylou

      September 13, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      Robbing Rick forgot to mention: FETTERMAN Philadelphia suburbs rally focused on women and abortion rights: “Three thousand motivated voters waited in line on a rainy day — and during the first Eagles game, which is even more notable.” Many wore their favorite player’s jersey!
      —business insider, philadelphia inquirer

      OOZE: last year moved in with his in-laws outside Philadelphia to run for Senate, Fake diet pill peddler, owns 10 houses, New Jersey resident, has a history of abusing dogs:
      “The screams of these puppies could be heard through closed doors. All of these puppies, lying in a plastic garbage bag, were killed in the presence of their litter mates.”

      Subsequent applications for grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by Dr. Oz have been denied. In 2004, Columbia paid $2,000 in fines to the USDA.
      ___sourcewatch.org

  • PeterH

    September 13, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Hi Rick,

    How many American parents would want their child to model the behaviors of Donald Trump?

    Come on now Rick, you failed to remember be this duffus from office twice and you voted twice for an avowed “p-grabber!”

    • PeterH

      September 13, 2022 at 11:49 am

      “Remove not remember”

  • marylou

    September 13, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Instead of worrying about what rich people want, Fraud Scott should be telling us about Lindsey Graham’s 15 week abortion ban introduced today, which is really a blue state ban since red states already have bans at least this early.

    As predicted by anyone paying attention during all the “state’s rights” chanting following Dobbs, we will suddenly hear that “a fetus in NY should be protected just like a Florida fetus”. MAGAs, don’t wait to hear it on Fox—- you’ve been hearing it from Cassandra of the Swamp for months! This is a national ban and just the start if Republicans like Desantis and Rubio are re-elected. Contraceptives will be next.

    • Tom

      September 13, 2022 at 3:01 pm

      As Reagan sad, only those who are alive support for abortion.

      Mary who, you are deranged.
      Honestly.

      • Charlie Crist

        September 13, 2022 at 3:09 pm

        👆 Vote for me. I’ll kick this idiot in the balls and send him off to jail kicking and screaming.

      • marylou

        September 13, 2022 at 4:20 pm

        What are you saying?? Do you mean that no one who’s dead seems to be anti- abortion- rights?? Or, only those who are alive have an opinion about abortion?? That didn’t even make sense 40 years ago.

      • Says everything.

        September 15, 2022 at 11:27 pm

        “Only those who are alive support abortion”

        Guess that’s why he doesn’t lol

  • Aggie

    September 13, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Yeah, I’m sure Fetteman’s parents would have been much more proud if he were head of a healthcare company that bilked Medicate out of billions, tried to deny healthcare to and starve poor kids, then mismanaged the finances of the fundraising committee for his party’s candidates for Senator that they were left broke 3 months before the election. Oh and if he were a bald, vampire looking, android acting, personality-less humanoid with no tattoos.

    • Tom

      September 13, 2022 at 7:44 pm

      Fetterman is trash garbage.
      He and Nikki Fraud hang out in Tuscaloosa, Bama. He will not win.

      Oz will close on him by first week of Oct, take lead final weeks. Oz went to school in Philly area.

      Fetterman is s bad guy, socialist who chased African American with a gun as mayor. He admitted to crimes. He had to show he’s healthy.
      You Dummycrats always say Black Lives Matter.

      All you Soros Manchurians demonstrate how mentally ill you are.
      Ask for a raise.

  • Tom

    September 13, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Fetterman is really low end.
    Just a empty brain, nothing to offer.
    Just like Willie Browns girl, Kamala Harris.
    He will lose.

  • Ocean Joe

    September 14, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Great comments by all, but how come nobody, I mean nobody, ever has anything good to say about Rick Scott?
    HCA antics were bad, but why has everyone forgotten what he did to Florida’s environment? Stripping the WMD science staff, algal blooms killing off fresh water life, and combining with red tide to leave the beaches of SW Florida littered with dead carcasses from fish to dolphin and sea turtles.
    Entirely fitting that Uncle Fester is the face of the Republican party’s senate effort.

    • Bill

      September 14, 2022 at 9:53 am

      Thank you. That made me laugh. I live in SWF and he really is like the proverbial turd in a punchbowl. There is no love for that man around here and everytime he opens his mouth, he makes a bigger fool of himself.

  • Tjb

    September 14, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    I am sure that Fetterman would not want Rick Scott as a father.

  • Hope

    September 14, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Rick Scott was a good Governor of Florida. Especially when it came to managing disasters after hurricanes. He was a wonderful Governor of Florida and left a good foundation for DeSantis to build on.

  • KurtinOC

    September 15, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Hey Medicare thief Rick Scott.. Don’t worry about John Fetterman.. Your kids should be ashamed to have a third class thief like you as their father.
    Florida made a Corrupt fellow who ran the Biggest Medicare Fraud as their Senator? Amazing.. Tells a lot about the Floridians who voted for this piece of garbage.

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