GOP Gov. Busted For Deleting Voicemails From Nursing Home Where 11 Died During Irma
Following Hurrican Irma, employees at the Hollywood nursing home tried contacting Florida Gov. Rick Scott urging for help. The calls were never answered and 11 patients unfortunately died.
A new report has revealed that the voicemails left on Scott’s cellphone by the employees of the nursing home have been deleted.
The Florida governor had given out his number to nursing homes and assisted living facilities prior to Irma just in case they had an emergency and needed help.
It was later revealed that the staff at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills called four times. But the messages left by the staff have been deleted.
“The voicemails were not retained because the information from each voicemail was collected by the governor’s staff and given to the proper agency for handling. Every call was returned,” Lauren Schenone, a spokeswoman for Scott, said in a statement on Sunday.
The voicemails could have provided critical evidence for what the nursing home told the governor’s office.