FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 305.771.2167
Rick Scott's Finance Chair Resigns Citing Frustration with Racist Comments
Yesterday, Mike Fernandez — Rick Scott's finance chair — resigned. The resignation was fueled in part, according to the Miami Herald's Marc Caputo, by Fernandez's frustrations with "two campaign aides who had joked around in a cartoon-style Mexican accent en route to a Mexican restaurant."
"Rick Scott should call for the immediate resignation of the campaign staffers involved. It would be shameful if Scott were to condone such behavior," said Miami-Dade Democratic Party Executive Director Juan Cuba. "These insensitive remarks perpetuate a pattern of continued disrespect Rick Scott and the Republican Party have shown toward Hispanics in Florida."
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