Florida's Own Man-Made Disaster Strikes Again
The 30th annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference is currently under way in Orlando but said governor is a no show, because why not?
No, Rick Scott is off in Washington making political hay of the Republican's refusal to provide emergency funding for the Zika virus. But before you give Scott too much credit for trying to light a fire under the GOP and take them to task for their inexcusable neglect of duties, note that he's not blaming them. No, no! He's blaming President Obama for it.
Because of course.
Scott has been directing most of his fire at President Obama, saying the federal government isn’t doing enough to help states like Florida. Two new cases of Zika infection reported Tuesday in Miami-Dade County brought to 109 the state’s total cases.
“The federal government needs to be a good partner,” Scott said following Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting.
Never mind that President Obama asked Congress for $1.9 billion in funding for Zika back in February and the GOP has used every empty excuse in the book to refuse his request. No, Scott says it's the President who isn't being a "good partner."
Never mind that Scott himself recently signed a bill into law that blocks research to fight Zika while also blocking abortions for women who may have contracted the virus.
Nope. Instead of being a "good partner" to Floridians in the area of hurricane preparations, Scott is off trying to make a political name for himself in D.C. and doing what he does best: blame everyone besides himself and his party for the disasters they create themselves.