Reacting to redistricting ruling, Charlie Crist wants Rick Scott to call a special session … on Medicaid expansion

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(Presumably…) In reaction to Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruling that the Florida Legislature must draw up new congressional districts by Aug. 15, Democratic gubernatorial candidate is calling on incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott to call a special session … on Medicaid expansion?

Here is the Crist campaign’s statement:  

“For months, Governor Crist has said Rick Scott should call a special session of the Legislature to expand access to affordable healthcare coverage to nearly a million Floridians, including 41,000 veterans. Doing so would create up to 120,000 jobs and bring billions in funding to the state – funding Florida taxpayers sent to DC and deserve back.

“Rick Scott has refused to lift a finger. 
“Now, because the Legislature played politics with our congressional districts, they may have to hold a special session to draw up new maps.
“This presents Rick Scott with another opportunity to do the right thing and to stop playing politics with Floridians’ healthcare. 
“Governor Crist believes Republicans and Democrats should come together to expand access to affordable healthcare as part of any special session. If Rick Scott cared about insuring nearly a million Floridians, he would show some leadership and call for any special session to cover healthcare expansion as well.”

I really don’t get this reaction? Unless Mike Fasano wrote it…

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