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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:20 AM

'Stop the bull': Feud erupts between Rick Scott and Chuck Schumer over Puerto Rico

Source: Politico

‘Stop the bull’: Feud erupts between Rick Scott and Chuck Schumer over Puerto Rico

A fight over disaster aid is getting heated.

By MARIANNE LEVINE 04/16/2019 05:01 AM EDT

Rick Scott campaigned on standing up for Puerto Rico. But with President Donald Trump warning senators not to provide more aid to the island, the Florida Republican is caught between his party and his promises.

And Democrats are eager to exploit that tension — blasting Scott for sticking with the president on a critical disaster relief bill and throwing the freshman senator into the middle of a broader fight over stalled assistance for millions of Americans devastated by wildfires, flooding and hurricanes.

Scott, meanwhile, is lashing out at his Democratic critics, feuding in particular with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in increasingly personal terms.

“This is a great example of why people hate politics. Not only did @SenSchumer block a bipartisan bill, now he’s lying about it,” Scott tweeted Sunday evening. “Our bill doesn’t strip funding for P.R. It includes $600 mil in nutrition assistance funding for P.R. that I fought to get in the bill.”

Schumer responded Monday: “We all know @realDonaldTrump took all aid for Puerto Rico but nutrition assistance out of the bill. The bill has none of the long-term recovery & resilience aid PR has asked for repeatedly. Stop the bull. Stand up to the President.”

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/16/rick-scott-chuck-schumer-puerto-rico-1277008

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:39 AM

1. Rick Scott is an asshole and a crook

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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:30 PM

2. +1 and thats putting in mildly............ nt

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