Florida Sen. Rick Scott riffed on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the New York Democrat’s visit to the Sunshine State over the holidays in which she was seen vacationing with her boyfriend.
The GOP senator went on to make a bold prediction as well: That soon, ‘AOC’ will be a resident of the state because she will find it much more appealing than her home state.
“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,” the Florida Republican said.
“So she’s just started the process. She’ll move down here eventually,” Scott said on Fox News’ “Mornings with Maria.”
Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats were ripped after they chastised Gov. Ron DeSantis as “inexplicably missing” during Florida’s surge in Omicron cases even though he has spent time accompanying his wife, Casey DeSantis, to cancer treatments.
“AOC is just a complete hypocrite. She does it, the Democrats do it, the left media does it. They watch Joe Biden go and buy ice cream every day, but then they attack Republicans every moment they can,” the Florida senator said on the “Fox and Friends Weekend” show.
“AOC wants to shut down New York and then she wants to come down here,” he continued. “Maybe she’s doing a fact-finding mission to see what freedom is like.”
“She’s doing exactly what New Yorkers do, Chicagoans do, Californians do,” Scott joked on the Ingraham Angle on Fox News of Ocasio-Cortez, who has been photographed cavorting maskless in Miami.
“AOC is STILL lounging it up in Florida, in large crowds and maskless. This time at a Drag Queen bar in Miami. Rules for thee but not for me,” wrote journalist Brendon Leslie, The Daily Mail reported.
“For those of you with zero sense of humor: the whole point of this post is to expose hypocrisy. We don’t actually care she’s maskless. We care she fear mongers about Florida but then has the audacity to vacation here,” he added.
Regarding DeSantis’ alleged absence, Newsmax added:
Democrats and liberal media activists claiming Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis was “inexplicably missing” were the ones missing the fact DeSantis was in the office every day and was attending to his wife Casey’s cancer treatments, according to his press secretary.
“Churnalism,” Christina Pushaw tweeted New Year’s Eve in response to an inaccurate local news report. “WFLA posted this story AFTER it was disclosed that on 12/29 Governor accompanied First Lady for cancer treatment, & they failed to report that governor was at Capitol every day this week but Wed. They made sure to include accusations by liberal activist Demings though.”