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Statement from State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith on Rick Scott Announcement

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Statement from State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith on Rick Scott Announcement

 

In response to Rick Scott's announcement today, State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith released the following statement:

 

“Rick Scott has repeatedly broken promises, turned his back on the people of this state, and conveniently changed positions on issues to advance his own self-serving politics. But there is no more disturbing example of Rick Scott’s failed, cold and calculating leadership than him doing nothing for 612 days between Pulse and Parkland to stop gun violence or increase mental health care despite the tragic loss of 49 people in my community. Rick Scott made promises after Pulse and be broke every single one – not enacting protections for LGBTQ workers while actually cutting mental health care and not enacting a single law to protect citizens of this state. A man who is willing to say or do anything to get elected and who cannot keep his word, even after a mass shooting, has no place in the U.S. Senate.”