Here's the second quote that Scarcella references and is the more damning of the two:
What makes it tricky, they're not having to deal with some of the things we're dealing with and working through, which magnifies it. Those programs as well as others know that and use that against us. We have that conversation with every single prospect. We don't usually initiate it, but it's coming from somewhere.
Unless Franklin wants to claim that he has been misquoted here, it's clearly an accusation.