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Woman Yells At Gov. Scott In Florida Starbucks

Cara Jennings (in green) yells at Gov. Scott at a Starbucks./Photo: YouTube

Gov. Rick Scott got more than he bargained for when he ducked into a Gainesville Starbucks Tuesday.

An irate patron launched a diatribe about his refusal to expand Medicaid and the 41-second dressing down went viral. Scott insisted he created 1 million jobs, but the woman was undeterred.

“Shame on you Rick Scott! We depend on those services! Rich people like you don’t know what to do,” she yelled. “When poor people like us need health services, you cut them! Shame on you Rick Scott! You’re an embarrassment to our state!”

The cell-phone video ends with Scott and a small entourage leaving quietly without their order.

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Catherine Welch

About Catherine Welch

News Director

Catherine Welch is news director at WMFE. Before moving to Florida she was news director at Rhode Island Public Radio. Previous roles as news director include WHQR in Wilmington NC and KBIA in Columbia MO. Catherine has won several regional Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from the Public Radio News Directors ... Read Full Bio »