Rick Scott’s Fictional Transparency Claims
Rick Scott’s claim to transparency is the most laughable political spin. The only thing transparent about Rick Scott is his commitment to secrecy and shady dealing.
It look legal action to force Scott to show the public his investment portfolio, and he has the gall to claim he values transparency?
- Scott refuses to release the details of his travel schedule like every governor before him, redacting the most basic details from months-old travel records and holding meetings with unknown persons in secret.
- Scott promised his government email would be open to the public, but tried to dupe reporters with a fake account filled with Tea Party fan mail.
- When the Miami Herald began investigating, the Department of Children and Families “kept 30 child deaths off the books” rather than come clean about the tragedy.
- Scott has refused for four years to release his deposition in a lawsuit against his second scandal-plagued health care company, Solantic.
But don’t take our word for it. Ask Republicans like Joe Negron and Steve Crisafulli.
In 2010, before Rick Scott was the GOP’s problem child, Negron and Crisafulli told him in a public letter, "If you remain unwilling to release these materials” — the Solantic deposition — "and answer questions on these issues, we believe you should immediately withdraw from the race."
Rick Scott hasn’t been transparent a day in his whole career. That’s why Floridians can’t trust him.