From Politico’s Marc Caputo and Matt Dixon, 1/10/2019:
Earlier that day, DeSantis and his wife, Casey, were informed by Scott that the governor was going to throw a party in the governor’s mansion Monday, the day before the inauguration — even though the governor-elect, his wife and two small children had just moved into the Colonial Revival brick home.
“It shows how inconsiderate the Scott administration was,” said Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Republican who served with DeSantis in Congress and then led the governor-elect’s transition team.
Gaetz said the DeSantis family only learned at the last minute of the party plans at the mansion, when Scott told them, “Oh, by the way, I’m going to have a party with 48 people at the mansion on Monday.”
Scott’s behavior has so mystified Republican insiders that it’s led to a parlor game of guessing the root cause. One top GOP consultant in Tallahassee guessed it was a combination of Scott’s aloof personality, the stress of the Senate election recount, and a dwindling staff in Tallahassee.