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Self-Serving Scott’s Week in Review: Rick Scott Refuses to Accept Responsibility in Tragedies, Cannot Do Whatever He Wants and Is Busted Acting Concerned About Drilling

Self-Serving Scott’s Week in Review: Rick Scott Refuses to Accept Responsibility in Tragedies, Cannot Do Whatever He Wants and Is Busted Acting Concerned About Drilling

 

Florida leaders call out Rick Scott for passing the blame during tragedies. Meanwhile, Scott and Ryan Zinke’s show appears to be a one-act play since Florida did not get an exemption from offshore drilling and a judge, in a scathing opinion, deemed Scott and fellow Republicans handling of restoring voting rights unconstitutional.

 

“Democrats portraying Rick Scott as unaccountable in tragedies” U.S. Rep. Darren Soto and state Sen. Gary Farmer call out Scott for “avoiding responsibility in the Hollywood Hills, Parkland, and Florida International University tragedies,” Florida Politics reports.

 

Scott Led Florida in Managing to “Out-Jim Crow the Entire South” A judge, Florida lawmakers and political commentators skewered Rick Scott and fellow Republicans for maintaining the “fatally flawed” and arbitrary system for restoring voting rights. Federal Judge Mark Walker chastised Scott and fellow Cabinet members in his ruling and ordered them to dismantle the system to restore felon voting rights and replace it by April 26.  

 

From the Miami Herald:

 

Florida showed up “as a national punch line” yet again

 

Rick Scott’s Failed “Plotted Political Win” Rick Scott and his friends in the Trump Administration carefully orchestrated a political win for Scott – a stunt to make it look like he swayed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to switch course on drilling plans and take Florida “off of the table.” They had what appeared to be a hastily-called press conference. Turns out, as reported by Politico, this had been orchestrated as a political win for Scott in an election year. Also turns out, Zinke misled his friend and never took Florida off of the table and the state and one of its greatest resources could still see drilling that threatens its water, beaches, livelihoods and recreation.

 

This also reiterated how Rick Scott suddenly decided in an election year that he opposed offshore drilling. Interesting, considering Scott supported drilling for years, even after the BP oil spill contaminated much of the Gulf.

 

 

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