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November 2021

Investigation finds Florida Sen. Rick Scott used loophole to avoid taxes

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The independent, non-profit investigative newsroom ProPublica is calling out Sen. Rick Scott, accusing him of benefiting from a tax loophole instead of taking action to close it.

Scott is one of the wealthiest senators, and once ran one of the world’s largest health care companies. Right now, Sen. Scott is under fire after a ProPublica investigation found he used a loophole to dodge estate taxes.

May 2021

Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis and Marco Rubio

A steel cage political death match is brewing in Florida between Senator Rick Scott, Governor Ron DeSantis, and Senator Marc Rubio. All three are assuming that Donald Trump will not be seeking reelection in 2024

April 2021

Rick Scott ‘absolutely’ wants cruises back, even if vaccine proof is required

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott hailed a potential move from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to potentially greenlight the July return of domestic cruises. The Senator, appearing on CBS Thursday morning, indicated comfort with all conditions outlined in a CDC letter to the cruise industry — including proof of full vaccination for 98% of the crew and 95% of passengers. When asked if cruises should return under those conditions, the Senator was adamant that the ships should come back, and that CDC guidance was long overdue in his eyes.

Rick Scott says he gave Trump a ‘Champion for Freedom’ award after the Capitol insurrection because he ‘worked hard’

Rick Scott Ripped After Saying He Gave Trump ‘Freedom’ Trophy Because ‘He Worked Hard’. Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott was criticized on social media Sunday after he said he gave former President Donald Trump the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s (NRSC) Champion of Freedom award because he “worked hard.”

March 2021

Rick Scott Heads to Mar-a-Lago to Meet With Trump

Florida Sen. Rick Scott was the only member of Senate Republican leadership to vote in favor of overturning 2020 election results to favor former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud, and now the Florida Republican will be the first member of Senate GOP leadership to meet face-to-face with the former president at his Palm Beach club.

DNC unveils new billboards in Miami blasting Marco Rubio, Rick Scott

The Democratic National Committee is revealing new billboards in Miami to highlight the recently signed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, as well as criticize former Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s opposition to the pandemic relief package.

January 2021

Florida Republicans Condemn D.C. Riots After Indulging Trump’s Lies

Just before noon, Florida Sen. Rick Scott released a statement on Twitter saying he would “likely” challenge the election results in Pennsylvania, one of the swing states President-Elect Joe Biden won. His statement cast doubt on the validity of the election and opined that the election in Pennsylvania “pose[s] a serious threat to the integrity of future elections.”

Less than four hours later, Scott condemned the rioters and said that what’s happening in D.C. is “not what our country stands for.”

Everyone has a right to peacefully protest. No one has a right to commit violence. What happened today at the Capitol is disgraceful and un-American. It is not what our country stands for.— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) January 6, 2021

Rick Scott on the DC Riots

On January 6, 2021, US Senator & former Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a statement on Twitter saying he would “likely” challenge the election results in Pennsylvania, one of the swing states President-Elect Joe Biden won. His statement cast doubt on the validity of the election and opined that the election in Pennsylvania “pose[s] a serious threat to the integrity of future elections.” Less than four hours later, Scott condemned the rioters and said that what’s happening in D.C. is “not what our country stands for.”

Rick Scott’s Electoral College Vote May Land Him In Hot Water

Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott spent the last 24 hours facing calls for his resignation from a job he had yet to start. Scott was the only member of Senate Republican leadership to vote in favor of decertifying the 2020 election results — hours after the riot that resulted in five deaths — though his position as the Senate Republicans’ chief fundraiser appears secure for now.

November 2020

US Senator Rick Scott of Florida Tests Positive For COVID-19

U.S. Senator Rick Scott has tested positive for COVID-19. His office said Scott came into contact with someone after returning to Florida on Friday, November 13th, who subsequently tested positive. He took multiple negative rapid tests earlier in the week, but a PCR test he took Tuesday came back positive on Friday, November 20th.

September 2020

Miami Thanks Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio for introducing Set Sail Safely Act

Today, Florida Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio introduced the Set Sail Safely Act, which will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow cruise lines and ports to resume operations. Currently, cruise lines are under a No Sail Order until September 30, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

September 2019

Miami: Senator Rick Scott Speaks at Miami’s National Hurricane Center

Sen. Rick Scott visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami on Sept. 2, 2019. He spoke to the public during his visit. Scott urged Floridians to take precautions before Hurricane Dorian because there is no certainty when it comes to the storm.

June 2018

Rick Scott Just Signed a Bill That Could Make Many of Florida’s Beaches Private

Gov. Rick Scott last month signed HB 631, the Possession of Real Property Bill, which on July 1 will give hotels, condos, and private residences more control over the beachfront they own, all the way to the high-tide line. Critics say the bill will ultimately give private owners more power to kick the public off their piece of paradise.

November 2018

January 2018

Governor Rick Scott: Joy Cooper Suspended as Hallandale Mayor

Governor Rick Scott: Suspends Joy Cooper, Hallandale Mayor, by issuing an executive order Friday to suspend Hallandale Beach Mayor. Cooper is facing several felony charges including money laundering and official misconduct, officials said.

November 2017

Rick Scott Joshua Cooper Ice Penis Mannequin Humping Scandal

You don’t see headlines like that every day. Joshua Cooper, a Tallahassee political consultant paid more than $500,000 by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to dig up dirt on Scott’s enemies over the years, swears the photo above was simply a snapshot taken at an unfortunate angle. J Cooper is adamant the photo absolutely does not show him holding an ice penis next to a mannequin’s groin.

Rick Scott Consultant Denies He Used Ice Penis to Hump Mannequin

December 2016

Gov. Rick Scott: Miami’s Little River community no longer a Zika zone

Governor Rick Scott says that the Little River community of Miami is now clear of the Zika virus.  The Department of Health has not detected any new cases of local transmission in the area in 45 days. 

October 2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Under Fire for Voter Registration Decision

Target Smart & NBC News Miami found Florida Gov. Scott’s refusal to extend his state’s deadline for voter registration in response to the hurricane could hurt Clinton on Election Day.

March 2014

Rick Scott’s Finance Chair Resigns Citing Frustration with Racist Comments

Rick Scott’s finance chair — resigned. The resignation was fueled in part by Fernandez’s frustrations with “two campaign aides who had joked around in a cartoon-style Mexican accent en route to a Mexican restaurant.”

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