Gov. Rick Scott stopped short of calling for the resignation of Sen. Jack Latvala yesterday, but made his harshest comments yet about the Clearwater Republican under investigation after being accused of sexually harassing a top Senate aide and others.
Scott yesterday branded Latvala, who has steadfastly denied that he groped anyone, a “distraction” in the Senate, and reiterated previous remarks calling for Latvala to step down if the allegations are true.
Latvala and his lawyer remained mum all day, until 7:39 p.m., when Latvala dropped this bomb on Twitter:
@ I’m sure HCA stockholders thought your efforts to defend yourself in theft of billions from taxpayers was a distraction but you had a right to defend yourself! I have that same right!