A lawmaker is demanding an investigation into the state’s , which an adviser to current Republican Gov. claims was deliberately designed by the prior GOP administration to block applicants, .
As thousands of newly unemployed Floridians were unable to obtain benefits in the midst of the pandemic — because the cumbersome and overwhelmed web application system was constantly freezing up — the DeSantis adviser laid the blame on former GOP Gov. Rick Scott.
“It’s a shit sandwich, and it was designed that way by Scott,” the unnamed adviser told Politico. “It wasn’t about saving money. It was about making it harder for people to get benefits or keep benefits so that the unemployment numbers were low to give the governor