Rick Scott Won’t Stop Abusing his Official Office for Political Gain

“Rick Scott is clearly misusing state government — again — to aid his Senate campaign,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “It’s the height of hypocrisy for Scott to accuse Sen. Nelson of politicizing the tragedy in Puerto Rico — when Scott’s the unethical political scam artist.”

Tampa Bay Times: Timing of Rick Scott’s latest Puerto Rico announcement raises questions

By Steve Bousquet | 6/6/2018

  • “Florida is donating 25 used Dodge Charger police cars to Puerto Rico to help the storm-battered island. That piece of news came from Gov. Rick Scott’s office Wednesdayafternoon, about 45 minutes after Scott’s campaign launched a digital ad that claims he’s ‘the one public official who’s actually helping’ Puerto Rico recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria.
  • “The timing of the messaging sure looked curious.”
  • “The text of the online political ad says: ‘Governor Scott has been to Puerto Rico six times since Hurricane Maria.’ Most of the 60-second spot accuses Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of politicizing the relief of Puerto Rico.
  • “The ad falsely said Nelson has been in Washington for a half century. It’s actually 30 years.”
  • The police cars Scott’s administration is donating to Puerto Rico “are all Florida Highway Patrol cruisers.”
  • Meanwhile, “The Florida Department of Corrections has long struggled with a need for replacement vehicles.

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