Tampa Bay Times Editorial: “The common thread running through these deadly tragedies is Scott’s practice of blaming others when things go terribly wrong while avoiding responsibility for his administration’s failures”
In response to a major Tampa Bay Times report revealing that the state of Florida failed to properly process background checks on gun purchases for a year, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman David Bergstein released the following statement:
“Instead of looking out for Floridians’ safety, Rick Scott was too busy looking out for himself. The buck stops with him — his administration was informed of this scandal as it was unfolding and didn’t do anything to correct the problem. His obsession with advancing his own political interests has once again endangered Floridians and plunged his administration into another scandal.”
Tampa Bay Times HEADLINE: Editorial: Scott blames others, avoids responsibility after crises.
Sun Sentinel HEADLINE: State wrong to duck blame in pedestrian bridge collapse. “Barely after rescuers had begun searching for bodies under Florida International University’s collapsed pedestrian bridge last Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration had begun its own political rescue mission.’”