Quick Clip: Rick Scott’s Nursing Home Scandal Just Keeps Getting Worse

New details have emerged in the tragic story of the South Florida nursing home where 12 people died during Hurricane Irma. By giving out his cell phone number to nursing homes — who called 120 times, and almost never reaching the governor — Rick Scott likely delayed help to the nursing homes and “may have encouraged unrealistic and possibly dangerous expectations.”

“Rick Scott thought he could buy political points during a major disaster by pretending to personally help nursing homes, but he tragically made a bad problem even worse,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “That — combined with Rick Scott’s reckless inattention and his deregulation of Florida’s nursing home industry — proved deadly.”

Watch the clip from NBC Miami here.

In September, American Bridge released a digital ad holding Rick Scott accountable for this tragedy. 

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Will Doug Ducey Continue to Stick With Trump Despite Mismanaging the Opioid Crisis?

A recent cavalcade of stories have reported on Trump’s mismanagement of Drug Policy – putting a 24 year-old whose only experience was working on Trump’s campaign in one of the most senior positions at the drug policy epidemic in the midst of a nation-wide opioid epidemic. Meanwhile, Gov. Ducey has been sitting on the sidelines of this crisis – and his silence speaks volumes.

In Arizona, opioid deaths have increased by 16.3% between 2015 and 2016, with heroin on the rise – from 11% of opioid deaths in 2007 to an astonishing 39% in 2016.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“As Arizona faces an alarming opioid epidemic that is only getting worse, Gov. Ducey has failed to stand up to Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the opioid crisis. Will he continue to stick […]

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Will Scott Walker Continue to Stick With Trump Despite Mismanaging the Opioid Crisis?

A recent cavalcade of stories have reported on Trump’s mismanagement of Drug Policy – putting a 24 year-old whose only experience was working on Trump’s campaign in one of the most senior positions at the drug policy epidemic in the midst of a nation-wide opioid epidemic. Meanwhile, Gov. Walker has been sitting on the sidelines of this crisis – and his silence speaks volumes.

In Wisconsin, opioid-related deaths have nearly doubled in the past decade.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“As Wisconsin faces an alarming opioid epidemic that is only getting worse, Gov. Walker has failed to stand up to Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the opioid crisis. Will he continue to stick with Trump’s administration as more and more of his constituents are dying?”

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Will Bruce Rauner Continue to Stick With Trump Despite Mismanaging the Opioid Crisis?

A recent cavalcade of stories have reported on Trump’s mismanagement of Drug Policy – putting a 24 year-old whose only experience was working on Trump’s campaign in one of the most senior positions at the drug policy epidemic in the midst of a nation-wide opioid epidemic. Meanwhile, Gov. Rauner has been sitting on the sidelines of this crisis – and his silence speaks volumes.

In Illinois, opioid deaths have increased by 7.6% between 2015 and 2016.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“As Illinois faces an alarming opioid epidemic that is only getting worse, Gov. Rauner has failed to stand up to Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the opioid crisis. Will he continue to stick with Trump’s administration as more and more of his constituents are dying?”

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CLIPS: Chaos and Blame Game Between Trump, Senate Republicans Ramps Up as Shutdown Looms

In 36 hours the federal government will shut down without a bill that continues to fund it, and instead of finding a solution, Senate Republicans and President Trump are busy blaming each other for the mess they’ve created. Instead of working across the aisle to solve this impending disaster — which will close vital government offices, halt paychecks for federal workers, and slow down our economy — Republicans are playing political games and driving toward a cliff.

“Senate Republicans and President Trump can’t stop pointing fingers at each other for a shutdown crisis that’s entirely of their own making, from their refusal to protect Dreamers to their insistence on an ineffective border wall that the President promised Americans they would never have to pay for,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “The reality is that if the government shuts down, it is entirely because of Trump and Republicans’ total inability to govern. They’re in […]

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Rick Scott’s Own Anti-Opioid Panel “Mystified” Why Scott Ignores Opioid Solutions

Rick Scott’s Drug Policy Advisory Council is “mystified” why Rick Scott isn’t paying closer attention to their report “outlining clear steps to fight the opioid crisis.”

The Council is almost entirely made of people elevated to high office in Florida by Rick Scott himself. People like Peggy Sapp, who asked: “My question would be to all of us, ‘Who is going to deliver that message to the governor?’”

Apparently, no one has. Rick Scott’s spokesperson has been refusing to answer whether Rick Scott even knows his own Council’s anti-opioid report exists.

Maybe it’s because Scott’s Council says the best step he can take is undoing his disastrous 2011 decision to eliminate the Office of Drug Control.

“Rick Scott’s inaction and carelessness when it comes to Florida’s opioid crisis have life and death consequences for Floridians. Now, his office refuses to even confirm he is interested in his own commission’s recommendations for resolving the opioid crisis,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Scott might dismiss […]

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Walker campaigned for alleged blackmailer Greitens in 2016

You may have heard something about Gov. Eric Greitens, who allegedly blackmailed and slapped the woman he was having an affair with in 2015. Now, he faces a criminal investigation.

But just 14 months ago, Gov. Walker campaigned for Greitens, who he said he was “just so impressed” by. In footage of Walker introducing Greitens in 2016, he said that Greitens “understands that actions speak louder than words.”

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Scott Walker praised Eric Greitens for understanding that actions speak louder than words, so mere words won’t allow Scott Walker to weasel his way from his hand-picked candidate in Missouri. Walker’s stunning silence on Greitens speaks volumes.”

October 2016: Walker Campaigned For Greitens At Three Rallies

Greitens: ‘Scott Walker Is Coming To Missouri On Sunday To Support Our Campaign!’

[Facebook – Eric Greitens, 10/24/16]

Walker Campaigned For […]

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