It’s been a very Florida-centric day for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Clinton press shop has sent out reminders of Bernie Sanders‘ comments from 1985 on Cuba and Nicaragua, popular points of defense among the left at the time.
However, most of Clinton’s push has been about 2016 issues. And in her sights: Florida Governor Rick Scott, as a few Tweets, signed “H” so you know they are from her, indicate.
At issue: the Governor potentially signing into law HB 1411, which includes several provisions that critics say will limit Florida women’s ability to access abortion care.
“States like Ohio, Utah, and Florida that attack Planned Parenthood are attacking women’s health, and they’re part of a dangerous trend….If efforts to roll back women’s rights seem relentless, you’re right: States have enacted 282 abortion restrictions since 2010…..
@FLGovScott, all eyes are on you. Buck the trend: Do the right thing and protect a woman’s right to make her own health decisions.”
Including Ohio in the mix, another big March 15 primary state, is no accident; it reminds the Clinton base where she has been on the abortion issue since the beginning.
Bernie Sanders Tweeted along similar lines on Wednesday, reports our Mitch Perry.
As is typical, Scott has not comment on whether he supports this bill. Clearly, only a veto would satisfy Secretary Clinton.
That would put him at odds with the Legislature, including Senate President Andy Gardiner.
“It was mentioned earlier that over the last 16 years, it seems like every year we do a pro-life bill” said Gardiner.
“I’m leaving and I’m glad we did that.”