Rick Scott has hid his assets and conflicts of interest from Floridians in his secret financial account—his so-called blind trust—for years. Now, as a candidate for U.S. Senate, he is required by ethics rules to fully disclose the contents of his secret financial account, but he has done everything in his power to delay doing so.
Today marks the 100th day of Scott’s Senate campaign, and he is yet to open his so-called blind trust for Floridians to see the ways he has used his public office to benefit himself at their expense.
Scott is fighting two battles over his secret financial account—yesterday, the 1st District Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about the legality of Rick Scott’s continued refusal to open the account.
This all comes on the heels of new reporting from the Miami Herald which found that Rick Scott made $550 million from a single transaction, raising serious questions about how Scott has used the office of governor to enrich himself. The Herald also reported that Scott continued to run the company which enriched him by $550 million until 2012, two years after he became Governor.
Statement from Florida Democratic Party spokesman Nate Evans:
“Floridians need to know the full extent of how Rick Scott has used the office of governor to benefit himself. Past reporting has made it clear that Rick Scott has something to hide in his secret financial account. But because of Scott’s ongoing legal efforts—along with his refusal to disclose his assets as required by Senate ethics rules—we still don’t know all the ways he’s using his position as governor to help his own bottom line. 100 days in, Floridians deserve answers.”