Tag Archives: Rick Scott

GOP Bill Would Ban Vaccine Proof For Domestic Flights

The Hill reports: Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Tuesday introduced a bill banning proof of vaccinations for domestic travel. The measure — called the Freedom to Fly Act — prohibits the Transportation Security Administration from implementing policies that would allow employees to request information regarding vaccinations from any passenger traveling in the U.S. Scott said in a statement that travel …

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Scott Begs Trump To End Attacks On GOP Incumbents

Florida Politics reports: U.S. Sen. Rick Scott continues to express hope that former President Donald Trump won’t engage against Senate incumbents in 2022. Scott made the comments Tuesday on Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show.” “What I’ve suggested to him is to let the citizens of that state pick their primary winner,” Scott said. “And then help those that win …

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20 GOP Senators Press For Resolution Backing Israel

The Washington Post reports: As a majority of Democratic senators call for a cease-fire in the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants, a group of 20 Republican senators is pushing for a vote this week on a resolution expressing support for Israel. “For decades, the people of Israel have endured unyielding attacks from terrorist groups, like Hamas, who wish to …

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Republican Bill Would Override CDC On Cruise Ships

The Miami Herald reports: Florida’s U.S. Senators introduced legislation Tuesday to override the Centers for Disease Control’s existing framework cruise ships must follow to resume operations and replace current regulations with a new set of recommendations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 aboard ships. Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, along with Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan, all Republicans, introduced the …

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GOP Senators Invent “Champion For Freedom” Award For Trump After He Calls McConnell A Dumb Loser

Axios reports: The National Republican Senatorial Committee named former President Trump as the inaugural recipient of its “Champion for Freedom” award on Monday. The award from Senate Republicans’ campaign arm was presented the same weekend that Trump tore into Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at a Republican event at Mar-a-Lago, calling the Senate GOP leader a “dumb son of a b*tch” …

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Rick Scott Calls On States To Send Back Relief Money

The Palm Beach Post reports: Florida U.S. Sen. Rick Scott has a message for states and cities poised to receive a collective $360 billion from the American Rescue Act stimulus package: Send it back. Scott’s call to to reject money that polls show is popular nationally, even among Republicans, has flared tension between Scott and another Florida GOP leader, Gov. …

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Scott Suddenly Very Concerned About Federal Debt

Bloomberg News reports: Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida said Tuesday he’s worried that interest rates and inflation will rise as a result of greater government borrowing once President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package becomes law. “There is a day of reckoning here — you can’t just raise debt,” Scott said on Bloomberg TV’s “Balance of Power” program. “They …

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Rick Scott Concedes Biden Won “Fair And Square”

Expect death threats from the red hats after this: Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who joined a challenge to Pennsylvania’s Electoral College results when Congress was certifying presidential election votes, conceded Sunday that President Biden “absolutely” won the 2020 election fairly. Asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, “Did Joe Biden win this election fair and square?” Scott responded “Absolutely.” …

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Senate Republicans: The GOP Civil War Is “Canceled” Because Dems Are “Planning To Destroy Our Freedoms”

From Senate Republican Committee Chair Rick Scott: At the very same time these far-left radicals are trying to remake America in their image, and lead us into a disastrous, dystopian, socialist future, we have a parade of pundits and even Republican voices suggesting we should have a GOP civil war. NO. This does not need to be true, should not …

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After Viewing Videos Of Rioters Rampaging Through Capitol, Rick Scott Calls Trial “Complete Waste Of Time”

NBC News reports: Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., told reporters after viewing the explicit videos of the attack on the Capitol the Senate trial is a “complete waste of time.” “I’m disgusted that, you know, people think that they can do things like that and get away with it. I hope everybody that came into the Capitol and did the wrong …

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2024 WH Aspirants Swarm Georgia Senate Events

The Hill reports: Georgia is emerging as an early proving ground for the 2024 presidential race, with a handful of potential Republican hopefuls flocking to the state to test their political coattails in its two Senate runoffs. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who just landed the chairmanship at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is among the prospective 2024 contenders who have …

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GOP Sen. Rick Scott Sick With COVID: “Mild Symptoms”

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: Florida Sen. Rick Scott announced Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Scott said he came into contact with someone after returning to Florida on Nov. 13 who subsequently tested positive, and has been quarantining at his home in Naples since then. He said he took multiple negative rapid tests earlier in the week, …

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Sen. Rick Scott In Quarantine After COVID Exposure

West Palm Beach’s ABC News affiliate reports: U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-Florida) says he will quarantine as a precaution. Florida’s junior senator in Washington wrote on Twitter after arriving in Florida Friday night he came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Scott said he had a coronavirus test which came back negative. He’s also showing no symptoms …

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Rick Scott Makes Huge Ad Buy For Trump In Florida

Politico reports: Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott is rallying behind President Donald Trump in signature fashion: with a big TV ad buy. Scott’s political committee announced Wednesday he was making a “significant six-figure buy” boosting Trump and attacking Democrats on the airwaves in the president’s must-win state. Scott’s direct-to-camera ad isn’t only about advancing the president’s interests. It also raises …

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GOP Deliberately Mangled FL’s Unemployment System

Politico reports: Already anxious about Trump’s chances in the nation’s biggest swing state, Republicans now are dealing with thousands of unemployed workers unable to navigate the Florida system to apply for help. And the blowback is directed straight at Trump’s top allies in the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott. Privately, Republicans admit that the $77.9 million system …

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GOP Sen. Rick Scott Demands Probe Into WHO For “Helping Communist China Cover Up” The Pandemic

Politico reports: Sen. Rick Scott on Tuesday called for a congressional investigation into the World Health Organization, suggesting the U.S. should cut off its funding for “helping Communist China cover up” the full extent of the coronavirus pandemic. The Florida Republican, a noted China hawk, has long raised concerns about the WHO’s relationship with Beijing, which has undercounted the number …

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Sen. Rick Scott Calls For Constitutional Amendment To Require House Supermajority To Impeach Presidents

Fox News reports: Fresh off the Senate impeachment trial that resulted in President Trump’s acquittal, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is calling for an amendment to the Constitution that would make it more difficult for presidents to be impeached. Scott’s amendment would require a super-majority of three-fifths of the House of Representatives in order to approve articles of impeachment, instead of …

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Trump Tax Break Went To Donor’s Superyacht Marina

ProPublica reports: The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront, a short drive north from Mar-a-Lago. Superyachts, floating mansions that can stretch more than 300 feet and cost over $100 million, are serviced at the marina, and their owners enjoy Rybovich’s luxury resort amenities. Its Instagram account offers a glimpse into the rarefied world of the …

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Rick Scott: Trump Is Threatening To Dump Migrants To “Make Everybody Crazy” And Get Attention [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump may have threatened to transport illegal immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities to “make everybody crazy” and generate media attention, Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott said on Sunday. Speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union,” Scott said he did not know if transporting immigrants to these jurisdictions was legal or illegal, and he suggested the president …

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FLORIDA: Bill Nelson Concedes After Final Recount

The Associated Press reports: Florida’s recount is over and Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in the state’s contentious Senate race by more than 10,000 votes. Official results posted by the state on Sunday showed Scott ahead of Nelson following legally required hand and machine recounts. State officials will certify the final totals Tuesday. The results …

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