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    Joe Setyon, The Western Journal February 26, 2021 0 Comments Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott revealed his plan Friday to counter President Joe Biden’s agenda in the Senate, where Democrats hold the majority thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ ability to cast the tie-breaking vote when the chamber is split 50-50. The key, he said, is making the public aware of what the Biden administration is seeking to do. “The most important thing is just [to] talk about what they’re doing,” Scott told The Western Journal in an interview Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. “We talk about what they believe in, and talk about what we believe in,” he added. The Florida Republican went on to highlight some of the Biden administration’s policies on illegal immigration, canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline, raising the minimum wage and ending the Mexico City Policy, which prevented foreign...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Republican Senator Rick Scott is urging President Donald Trump to change his mind and attend President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20th. On Friday, Trump tweeted out that he was not going. To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021 On Thursday, the president released a video in which he condemned the violence at the U.S. Capitol, more than 24 hours after the assault, saying it’s time for unity. “A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power,” he said Scott responded by asking the president to rethink his decision and keep his promise of support for the transition. “I am urging the President to reconsider his decision to skip the inauguration...
    Photo via Rick Scott/FacebookWhile President Donald Trump didn’t win a second term, he did win what Sen. Rick Scott says was a “decisive victory” in the Sunshine State. The Senator discussed that, and what it means for current politicians like him and Trump, and the GOP going forward, on Monday’s edition of Fox and Friends on the Fox News Channel. “If Republicans go out and talk to everybody, it doesn’t matter the color of your skin or your religion, go talk to everybody about lower taxes, more opportunity, less regulation. better schools, supporting law enforcement, guess what? “If that’s what Republicans do, we win,” Scott said. The Senator noted his own three victories in the state and the President’s win last month as evidence that strategy works, one outlined in a Saturday opinion piece for FoxNews.com. Scott, who has disclaimed interest in running in 2024 and claimed he would back another try in four years...
    Photo via Rick Scott/FacebookU.S. Senator Rick Scott says he backs the President’s ongoing challenges to ballots in states won by President-elect Joe Biden, but he doesn’t seem to be counting on any material changes. “With regard to President Trump, the results are going to come out, the Electoral College is going to make its decision, and he’s going to be subject to whatever the decision is,” Scott said during a Tuesday segment on Fox News Radio. If current results hold, Biden will receive 306 electoral votes, the same number received four years prior by then-candidate Donald Trump. The Senator was responding to questions from host Brian Kilmeade, who noted that the President has a “lot of problems” with Republican governors in states that went to Biden, including Georgia, where the President is scheduled to rally with Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of their Jan. 5 runoff elections. Expectations are that the President may touch on the...
    Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida announced Friday morning that he has tested positive for COVID-19, joining a slew of U.S. officials who have recently contracted the virus.  "After several negative tests, I learned I was positive this morning," Scott said in a statement. "I am feeling good and experiencing very mild symptoms. I will be working from home in Naples until it is safe for me to return to Washington, D.C." Scott's team said that multiple rapid tests came back negative, but a more accurate PCR test, administered Tuesday, came back positive Friday morning.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Scott, who is the new chairman of the GOP Senate campaign arm, campaigned last week with Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler ahead of January runoff races in Georgia. At the indoor event, Scott wore a mask but removed it to speak in front of the crowd....
    MIAMI, Florida – Senator Rick Scott confirmed Friday that he tested positive for the coronavirus and will be being held at his home in Naples, southwest Florida. “After several negative tests, this morning I found out that I tested positive. I feel fine and have mild symptoms,” Scott said in a press release. The senator returned to Florida last Friday and came into contact with a person who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Scott has been quarantined at his home ever since. “I will be working from my home in Naples until it is safe for me to return to Washington DC I want to remind everyone to be careful and do the right thing to protect themselves and others,” Scott said. “Wear a mask. Maintain social distance. Quarantine yourself if you come in contact with someone positive, like I did. Now that we...
    Florida Sen. Rick Scott has tested positive for COVID-19, he said Friday, as he advised Americans to “wear a mask.” The GOP lawmaker said he was diagnosed with the bug Friday morning after several negative tests. “I’m feeling good & experiencing very mild symptoms,” he tweeted. “I’ll be working from home until it’s safe for me to return to DC. I remind everyone to be careful & do the right things to protect yourselves & others.” Scott, 67, also issued a reminder to others. “Wear a mask. Socially distance. Quarantine if you come in contact with someone positive like I did,” he said. “We will beat this together, but we all must be responsible. I want to thank all the incredible health care workers who are working around the clock to care for patients.” Scott is the latest senator to come down with coronavirus. On Tuesday, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – U.S. Senator Rick Scott has tested positive for COVID-19. His office said Scott came into contact with someone after returning to Florida on Friday, November 13th, who subsequently tested positive. He took multiple negative rapid tests earlier in the week, but a PCR test he took Tuesday came back positive on Friday, November 20th. “After several negative tests, I learned I was positive this morning. I am feeling good and experiencing very mild symptoms. I will be working from home in Naples until it is safe for me to return to Washington, D.C.,” Scott said in a statement. More from CBSMiami.com Multiple Sightings Of Monster-Sized Alligators In Florida MDPD: Case Of Man, Woman Found Dead In SW Miami-Dade Short-Term Rental Now Classified As Homicide Police: Florida Man Fatally Mauled By Wild Dogs In the statement, Scott urged everyone to “do the right things to...
    FLORIDA Senator Rick Scott has coronavirus and revealed that he was experiencing "very mild symptoms." The Republican senator took to Twitter to reveal his diagnosis on Friday. 1Scott confirmed he had contracted the deadly virus on TwitterCredit: AFP or licensors He wrote: "After several negative tests, I learned I was positive for COVID-19 this AM. "I’m feeling good & experiencing very mild symptoms. I’ll be working from home until it’s safe for me to return to DC. "I remind everyone to be careful & do the right things to protect yourselves & others." News of his illness comes during a surge in infections and hospitalizations as the Covid death toll topped 250,000 this week. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories,...
    U.S. Senator Rick Scott is quarantining for the second time due to the novel coronavirus, but he remains upbeat about the state’s battle against it nonetheless. The Senator, appearing on the Fox Business Network Tuesday morning, contended that Florida “absolutely” would be “open for business” even as the state and the country struggle through a third wave of the pandemic. The Senator contended Florida would be open even as coronavirus case loads rise. Florida has reported upwards of 890,000 cases of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, with more than 4,600 of them tallied Monday. “We’re open for business,” Scott told host Stuart Varney. “We’re going to do this safely. We’re wearing our masks, social distancing.” And, he added, Floridians are isolating if the situation mandates it. “We’re quarantining like I am because I was around someone who tested positive,” Scott added. “That’s going on in our state.” Scott has been quarantining for a few...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, U.S. Senator Rick Scott spent the weekend in self-quarantine. “After arriving in Florida last night, I came into contact with someone who subsequently tested positive for COVID,” Scott said in a Twitter post on Saturday. “I was tested this morning and the result was negative. I have no symptoms, but out of an abundance of caution, I will be immediately quarantining.” As of Monday morning, Scott had not provided updates on his status. Scott had been in Georgia as the state carries out a recount of the November 3 election and prepares for runoff contests for its two U.S. Senate seats. More from CBSMiami.com Miami Man Dies After Parachute Fails To Open While Skydiving Record Number Of Invasive Pythons Removed From Florida Everglades COVID Positivity Rate Spiking Across South Florida: ‘We Are...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, U.S. Senator Rick Scott spent the weekend in self-quarantine. “After arriving in Florida last night, I came into contact with someone who subsequently tested positive for COVID,” Scott said in a Twitter post on Saturday. “I was tested this morning and the result was negative. I have no symptoms, but out of an abundance of caution, I will be immediately quarantining.” As of Monday morning, Scott had not provided updates on his status. Scott had been in Georgia as the state carries out a recount of the November 3 election and prepares for runoff contests for its two U.S. Senate seats. More from CBSMiami.com Miami Man Dies After Parachute Fails To Open While Skydiving Record Number Of Invasive Pythons Removed From Florida Everglades COVID Positivity Rate Spiking Across South Florida: ‘We Are...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., was tapped by his GOP colleagues Tuesday to lead Republican Senate campaign efforts in 2022. Scott, who was elected to the Senate in 2018 after eight years as Florida governor, will serve as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “Keeping a Senate majority is vitally important to the future of this country and to preserving the American dream,” Scott said in a prepared statement. “Republicans across the nation are fighting for lower taxes, better jobs and opportunity, a secure border and safe communities. We know Democrats want the opposite — socialism, Medicare-for-all, defunding the police and the Green New Deal — and we won’t accept that.” MORE FROM CBSMIAMI.COM Tropical Storm Eta Causes Widespread Flooding, Closures Across Miami-Dade Eta Makes Landfall In Lower Matecumbe Key Semi-Truck Dangles Off Palmetto Expressway The selection came a week after the...
    Rob Bixby from Jacksonville, FL, USA, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Florida will be an electoral battleground in 2022, with a full complement of statewide races including one for the U.S. Senate. However, the Senator who is not on the ballot next year will be leading Republican efforts on even a bigger stage. U.S. Senator Rick Scott will head up the National Republican Senatorial Committee in what is a big year for Republicans, with 21 seats up in the upper chamber. Scott will have his first test in the coming weeks, with a doubleheader Senate runoff in Georgia that will determine which party controls the Senate in Joe Biden‘s Washington D.C. Scott vowed that Republicans are “going to win Georgia.” He noted the words of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who said “if we can win Georgia, we can change America.” That won’t happen, Scott said. The Senator offered...
    JEREMY REPERU.S. Senator Rick Scott returned to the Fox Business Network Monday morning again calling for people in Florida to take the coronavirus seriously. Until the virus is beaten, the Senator said in the 11 a.m. hour of “Varney and Company,” the economy can’t fully recover because tourism can’t come back. The comments come as cases are on the upward swing in Florida and nationwide. On Monday, nearly 3,400 more cases were registered in Florida, with 20 more confirmed deaths from the pandemic, which has taken 16,449 lives. “I think it’s clear we all have to take this seriously,” Scott told host Stuart Varney. “We haven’t beaten it.” “In Florida,” the Senator added, “we are going to figure out how to get this economy going again.” That process, Scott assured, must proceed “very cautiously,” to “keep people safe.” Former Governor Scott and current Gov. Ron DeSantis have not collaborated particularly fluidly since DeSantis took over...
    Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., on Tuesday said he “absolutely” has confidence in Florida’s vote-by-mail option for the 2020 presidential election, but is skeptical of other states where they are supposedly being mailed out indiscriminately. The comments came during a “Conversation” event with the Republican Jewish Coalition and state Rep. Randy Fine ahead of Tuesday night’s presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., attends a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on "Threats to the Homeland" Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP) The topic turned to mail-in ballots for the November election, an issue that has been highly controversial amid President Trump’s claims that it will produce massive fraud. Fine noted that the Democratic party in Florida has 700,000 more people than the Republican party who are signed up to...
    Rick Scott asserted Monday morning that if Republicans move their convention to Florida, he expects the massive crowds to wear masks and practice social distancing. 'You have to do this safely. People need to wear masks. They need to social distance. You need to do this in a manner no one gets sick,' Scott told CNBC when Squawk Box host John Kernan asked what a Republican National Convention would look like if it were moved to Jacksonville. The Republican Florida senator said he wants the convention to be moved to Florida from the original location in Charlotte, North Carolina. 'Let's try to get back to normal as fast as possible, but let's do it in a safe manner,' Scott said. 'We go to do this safely so we don't continue to see this uptick in the number of cases.' Florida Senator Rick Scott claimed Monday morning that he will...
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