Tag Archives: Rick Scott

Rick Scott Criticizes Texas GOP’s Anti-Gay Platform

The Associated Press reports: Florida Sen. Rick Scott, chair of the GOP’s Senate elections committee, on Wednesday criticized the Texas Republican Party’s new platform for not being “inclusive” when it described homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice.” Scott spoke to reporters at a breakfast just days after GOP delegates in the country’s largest red state approved the new platform, which …

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Sen. Rick Scott Doubles Down On Plan To Raise Taxes: “I’d Like To Apologize To Absolutely Nobody” [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott is doubling down on his “11-point plan to rescue America,” paying homage to a UFC fighter along the way. In a video accompanying “new additions and updates” as part of a “Rescue America 2.0,” Scott quotes Conor McGregor in signaling defiance to the critics of the proposal. “President (Joe) Biden, Chuck Schumer, and even …

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MAGA World Fires Shot At Scott In Junior Matchup Poll

Mediaite reports: Axios’ Jonathan Swan tweeted a slide from pollster Tony Fabrizio’s presentation showing that in a theoretical matchup between Trump, Jr. and the sitting senator, the son of former President Donald Trump has a significant lead, 56% to 32%. Lest we forget that Rick Scott put forth an 11-point plan to “rescue America” which includes, among other things, a …

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Rick Scott Dodges On Telling GOP To Condemn White Supremacy, Blames Racism On US Government Forms

Florida Politics reports: U.S. Sen. Rick Scott returned to network television Sunday with an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” where he illustrated the difficulty Republicans have with Donald Trump‘s election narrative. Asked about the penchant for “relitigating” the 2020 presidential election by host Margaret Brennan, Scott acknowledged that it’s a live issue for many Republicans. Brennan asked Scott directly …

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Scott Calls Biden “Confused” In $1M+ Ad Campaign

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott started running a second ad Thursday in which he touts his “11-point plan to rescue America” and blasts the President as unable to perform the duties of the job. The “Our Policies” ad will have a seven-figure spend behind it. “You know with Joe Biden as President, all Americans have one thing in common. …

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Rick Scott Launches National Anti-Biden Ad Campaign

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott continues to get plenty of earned media for his “11-point plan to rescue America,” but by the end of the week, he will augment that with some paid commercials allowing viewers to hear the Florida Senator unfiltered. The new 30-second spot goes after President Joe Biden and is entitled “Biden vs. Scott.” The spot …

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Rick Scott: “Unwell, Incoherent” Biden Should Resign

Fox News reports: Sen. Rick Scott Tuesday called on President Biden to resign, alleging that Biden is mentally unfit to carry out his duties as president. “The most effective thing Joe Biden can do to solve the inflation crisis he created is resign. He’s the problem,” Scott, R-Fla., said Tuesday. “Let’s be honest here. Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit …

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Scott Dodges Question On Trump Returning To Twitter

Florida Politics reports: Many Republicans reveled at the Elon Musk Twitter takeover, eager to see former President Donald Trump back on the medium that fueled his political magic last decade, even as Trump says he won’t return. Yet some Trump allies are quieter in advocating the President’s return to the world of 280-character constructions. Among them: U.S. Sen. Rick Scott. …

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Rick Scott: I’m Boycotting Disney Parks And TV [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott said Monday that he has no plans to go back to Disney World and that he’s canceled his subscription to the Disney+ streaming service in the wake of the company’s opposition to the state’s Parental Rights in Education law. The Senator, during an appearance on the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” contended that …

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Rick Scott Shrugs Off Sedition Texts By QAnon Ginni

Florida Politics reports: Texts and emails between the wife of a Supreme Court justice and Donald Trump‘s former chief of staff about the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the Capitol don’t concern Sen. Rick Scott much at all. Instead, he suggested on Fox News Sunday that Justice Thomas’ fairness was enough to put him at ease. “Well, first off, I …

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Scott Defends Tax Hike Plan: “People Want Free Stuff”

Mediaite reports: Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, doubled down on his pledge to raise most Americans’ taxes if the GOP retakes the Senate in this year’s midterms. Scott gleefully justified his proposal to Laura Ingraham on Monday night. When asked on Fox News if he wanted to raise taxes on most Americans …

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Rick Scott Torches “Careerist” McConnell In WSJ Op-Ed On His Plan To Wreck Social Security And Medicare

Sen. Rick Scott writes for the Wall Street Journal: I have committed heresy in Washington. I’ve been in the Senate for only three years, and I have released an 11-point plan with 128 ideas on what Republicans should do after we win the coming elections and take control of the Senate and House. In the real world beyond the Beltway, …

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Scott’s Loony GOP Plan Publicly Axed By McConnell

Axios reports: Standing before a crowd of reporters at the Capitol, Tuesday afternoon, McConnell sentenced the Scott plan to death. “We will not have as part of our agenda, a bill that raises taxes on half the American people and sunsets Social Security and Medicare within five years,” McConnell said. “That will not be part of the Republican Senate Majority …

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Scott Won’t Say Whether Trump Should Condemn Putin

The Hill reports: Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), chairman of the Senate Republican campaign arm, dodged questioning on Saturday regarding whether former President Trump should condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In a brief interview with CBS News’s Robert Costa at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Scott was asked if Trump, who is scheduled to speak later …

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Trump Pressures Rick Scott To Run For Senate Leader

Playbook reports: In a private meeting at Mar-a-Lago a few days ago, Donald Trump made a personal pitch to Senate Republican campaign chief Rick Scott. “You should run for Senate majority leader,” he told the NRSC chair. It wasn’t the first time, either: Trump has repeatedly told Scott he’d be great at the job and should challenge Mitch McConnell. The …

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Rick Scott Launches Ad Blitz For Racist, Anti-LGBT Plan

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott released a television ad promoting an 11-point Republican agenda for the midterms. The chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, he’s pushed the plan on the Rescue America website. “Our borders are being invaded, inflation is raging and our shelves are empty,” Scott says in narration. “Crime is rampant. Police are being killed, and …

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Scott Plan Calls For Banning Racial Data From Census

The Insider reports: In an 11-point plan outlining the future agenda of the Republican Party, Sen. Rick Scott of Florida proposes banning all government collection of racial data. The proposal would also remove all data on race from the US Census Bureau’s next population count in 2030, a campaign representative for Scott told Insider. The second point of the proposal, …

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Sen. Rick Scott Vows To Name Border Wall For Trump

The Hill reports: Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) has crafted an 11-point plan laying out what the agenda should be for Republicans and conservatives if they retake control of Congress this year and the White House in 2024. Scott, the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, released what he called a plan to “rescue America,” which includes a promise to …

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Sen. Rick Scott: GOP Will Exploit CRT To Win Midterms

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott continues to project optimism about the electoral climate for Republicans, forecasting an “unbelievable” shift in school boards in 2022. During an interview Wednesday morning on Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade Show, the Senator said there would be an “unbelievable number of school board changes this next year.” Scott expects cultural backlash to prevail. “Because …

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Scott Claims 95K “Illegal” Votes Against Him In 2018

Florida Politics reports: U.S. Sen. Rick Scott promised the National Republican Senatorial Committee will help defend so-called “election integrity” laws in Florida and elsewhere. He also accuses Democratic election officials of trying to illegally count too many ballots in counties favoring his opponent in Florida’s 2018 Senate race. He made the public commitment to Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel …

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