Gov. Rick Scott fires back at woman who yelled at him at Starbucks

New video calls former Lake Worth commissioner 'terribly rude'

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor

A new video released by Gov. Rick Scott attacks Cara Jennings, who yelled at him at a Starbucks in Gainesville.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott is firing back at a woman who yelled at him during a stop at a Starbucks in Gainesville.

A video posted Friday on the governor's YouTube channel attacks former Lake Worth Commissioner Cara Jennings, whose profanity-laced tirade was caught on camera in what became a viral video.

"You may have seen this video of a terribly rude woman at a coffee shop, cursing and screaming at Gov. Scott," the narrator says in the new video.

In the video, titled "Latte Liberal Gets an Earful," the narrator calls Jennings a "former government official who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and calls herself an anarchist."

"But never mind about that," the narrator says.

The video is in response to Tuesday's outburst by Jennings, who called Scott "an a--hole" for cutting funding to Planned Parenthood and his refusal to expand Medicaid.

"I'm pro-life," Scott told reporters Wednesday when asked about Jennings' public criticism of him. "I believe in the sanctity of life."

Jennings also questioned Scott's stance on bringing jobs to Florida.

"A million jobs? Great. Who here has a great job?" she asks in an excerpt of her verbal barrage included in the governor's video.

But the narrator has an answer for her.

"Since Rick Scott became governor, 9,300 new jobs have been added all in this area," the narrator says. "In fact, unemployment here has been cut in half."

The narrator then answers Jennings' question:

"Well, almost everybody, except those who are sitting around coffee shops, demanding public assistance, surfing the Internet and cursing at customers who come in."

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