When Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came to Florida to help Rick Scott score political points for Scott’s likely Senate run, they held a press conference where Zinke claimed Florida was being removed from consideration for offshore drilling. However, now the Interior Department official in charge of the program — an actual expert — later said that this was not true and that Florida was not exempt.
Watch the scathing coverage from local Florida TV:
Watch the Spectrum News clip here.
Watch the Wink News clip here.
Earlier this month, American Bridge launched a new public awareness campaign on Rick Scott’s hypocrisy on oil drilling in and near Florida, including a digital ad targeting coastal communities and a report on Rick Scott’s long history of supporting drilling.