Rick Scott's attack on 'socialism' goes down in flames after he reveals he 'grew up in public housing'
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R). Image via screengrab.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) on Wednesday called on supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to leave the country.


During an interview with CNBC, Scott was asked if Sanders could be successful at winning over Trump voters with his Medicare for All plan.

"I'm going to the Venezuelan border next week," Scott revealed. "If you like Bernie Sanders, why don't you go ahead and move to Caracas?"

CNBC host Andrew Ross Sorkin pointed out that people of a certain generation associate socialism with communism.

"It leads to tyranny," conservative co-host Jack Kernen complained.

"So in many ways [socialism] is a slur and is a terrible, terrible thing," Sorkin continued. "I think that what's happened is there's a whole new generation who look at the word socialism and don't have those set of [preconceptions]."

"It's a choice," Scott chimed in. "Do we want a free market where kids like me -- I grew up in public housing -- could build companies and run for office? Or do you want the government to dictate exactly what everyone's going to do, make all your decisions?"

Watch the video below from CNBC.