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Rick Scott Starbucks Encounter: New Video Rebuts Woman Who Cursed Gov

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By    |   Monday, 11 Apr 2016 01:32 PM

Rick Scott's Starbucks encounter, video of which showed him being shouted at by a woman while he attempted to buy coffee, now has a rebuttal thanks to the Florida governor's political action committee.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the response video takes on Cara Jennings, the former Lake Worth city commissioner who was identified as the woman who yelled at Scott.

The incident, which occurred at a Starbucks in Gainesville, Florida, was recorded by another patron and posted to YouTube on April 5. That video, titled "Governor Scott Gets an Earful," has garnered more than 2.2 million views.



Jennings hurled expletives at Scott during her video tirade, charging that he had not done enough to help working people in the state.

The response ad, which appeared on YouTube Friday, called Jennings a "latte liberal" who "clearly has a problem," wrote The Huffington Post.

The response video, titled "Latte Liberal Gets an Earful," went on to prop up Scott's jobs record and criticized Jennings for "sitting around coffee shops, demanding public assistance, surfing the Internet and cursing at customers who come in."



The Orlando Sentinel analyzed Scott's claim in the original Starbucks video: that one million jobs were created during his time as governor.

"The numbers back up Scott's boast about employment," the Sentinel wrote. "From the first month he took office to February this year, the last month for which figures are available, Florida has gained 1,028,100 jobs."

"… But it's a stretch to attribute all the increase to Scott and his policies, as Politifact and others have pointed out. After all, it came during a period of economic recovery nationally and population growth in Florida," the Sentinel continued.

Jennings told the website DailyDot.com that her conversation with Scott escalated into the viral video after she asked him about a bill he signed last month that, according to the Tampa Bay Times, cut off health care state funds – used for HIV, cancer, and sexually transmitted disease screenings – to abortion clinics.

"I said, right you don't vote — but you have executive authority to sign bills into law," Jennings said. "And this bill you signed into law is very harmful to women like me, who rely on women's health services like Planned Parenthood. And he said, go to your county health clinic then.
 
"So I have the governor of the state of Florida telling me which healthcare provider I should go to, in a coffee shop. Completely inappropriate. And basically where the video picks up is when I respond by saying, 'You're an a******.'"

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