Hypocrisy: Rick Scott Claims He Wants Transparency, Still Silent on When He'll Disclose Secret Account Info
I asked Senate candidate and Florida Gov. Rick Scott if he supports legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Here’s what he said: pic.twitter.com/XUVRz6fi7R— Nicole Rodriguez (@NicRodriguez) April 12, 2018
Rick Scott on Washington: "We as Americans need to know what’s going on. It needs to be complete transparency." Rick Scott on disclosing his own financial interests since announcing his run for U.S Senate: Silence.
Florida Democratic Party spokesman Sebastian Kitchen released the following statement on Rick Scott's continued refusal to disclose his financial interests:
"Eight days into his U.S. Senate campaign and nothing but silence from Rick Scott on his plans to disclose his financial assets. Rick Scott said there 'needs to be complete transparency,' yet he refuses to disclose his own secret account so the people of Florida know what he has been hiding and how he has become $46 million wealthier while he is in office. There is a reason he is still fighting in court to keep from disclosing his finances as governor – his self-serving politics have enriched him and his donors at the expense of Floridians."
Find more about Rick Scott, including him enriching himself and his conflicts of interest, at selfservingscott.com.
Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald: Court fight continues on Rick Scott’s blind trust. Tallahassee lawyer argues for disclosure 4/6/2018
- "The lawyer who has sued Gov. Rick Scott alleging that he is violating state law by using his wife to shield his financial assets from public disclosure asked a court to throw out the governor's appeal Friday, arguing that he should stop fighting the case because he will have to disclose his assets if he announces he is running for U.S. Senate on Monday."
Tampa Bay Times: Another factor for Rick Scott to consider for Senate bid: Disclosing, managing his money 2/9/2018
- "We will receive a much clearer answer on Rick Scott's finances if, as widely expected, he runs for U.S. Senate, which has significantly tighter financial disclosure requirements than Florida."
- "Assets in the name of First Lady Ann Scott, for instance, are not required to be disclosed under Florida's blind trust law, but would be for a U.S. Senate candidate or senator. Likewise, Scott no longer would be allowed to use a longtime business associate and partner to manage his blind trust because the Senate requires a 'completely independent' trustee."