Florida Gov. Rick Scott's political action committee on Friday released an attack ad against a woman who verbally lashed out at him at a Starbucks earlier in the week.
"You may have seen this video of a terribly rude woman at a coffee shop cursing and screaming at Gov. Scott," begins the 60-second ad titled "Latte Liberal Gets an Earful." It was produced by Scott's "Let’s Get To Work" PAC.
The ad refers to a viral video that shows a woman chastising the governor for not expanding Medicaid to low-income residents, calling him an "a--hole" and "embarrassment to our state."
"Well, that woman clearly has a problem, and it turns out she's a former government official who refused to recite the pledge of allegiance and calls herself an anarchist," the ad continues.
It then focuses on one of the woman's comments in particular, in which she asks "A million jobs? Who here has a great job?" in response to Scott's defense that his administration created jobs.
The ad claims 9,300 jobs were added in the area around the Starbucks where the confrontation took place.
"Who here has a great job? Well, almost everybody. Except those sitting around coffee shops demanding public assistance, surfing the Internet, and cursing at customers who come in."
Cara Jennings, the woman in the video, told the Sun-Sentinel she did not understand why the governor would release a video attacking a private citizen.
"So I guess this means that he doesn't want to meet me for coffee?" she asked.