TALLAHASSEE | Florida Rep. Richard Corcoran, soon to become one of the most powerful people in state government, delivered a fiery speech on Wednesday where he promised to usher in sweeping changes in everything from schools to legislative ethics and how long judges can stay on the bench.
Corcoran, an attorney and one time top aide to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio when Rubio led the Florida House, told his fellow House Republicans that legislators were the “enemy” because they turn their back on voters when they come to the state capital and cave into special interests.
“Members, that is the truth,” Corcoran said. “The enemy isn’t the special interests. The enemy isn’t the press. The enemy isn’t any of that stuff. The truth is the enemy is us. It always has been and it always will be.”