GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A political committee set up by Florida Gov. Rick Scott is criticizing the woman who shouted at him in a coffee shop and blasted his support of an anti-abortion law, saying she's a "latte liberal."
Video of the confrontation has been viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube and shows 39-year-old Cara Jennings calling the governor "an embarrassment to our state." She tells him her health care costs had increased because of his policies. Jennings went on to mention her feelings on House Bill 1411, which he signed into law last month.
The law, which goes into effect July 1, will bar the sale or transfer of fetal tissue, and increase the penalty for improperly disposing of fetal tissue. It will also require annual inspections of abortion clinics and doctors who perform abortions to maintain admitting privileges at a local hospital.
"I yelled at the governor, because his bill is impacting my life, and the lives of other women in the state," she later explained in an exclusive interview with FOX 35 News. See more of that interview here.
Scott replied that he has created 1 million jobs, before turning around and leaving the Starbucks before getting his coffee. On Friday, Scott's "Let's Get to Work" committee fired back in its own video that espouses Scott's job creation in Gainesville, where the confrontation occurred. Jennings told The Associated Press the governor's video is disappointing and a form of intimidation.