PHOTO RELEASE Sen. Rick Scott Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Colombian Community Leaders in Tampa

September 9, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott hosted a roundtable discussion with Colombian business and community leaders in Tampa to discuss Colombia’s future under Gustavo Petro, the Senator’s continued support for the Colombian community and his efforts to bring freedom and democracy to Latin America.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The United States and Colombia share a commitment to promoting security, prosperity, human rights and democracy across the Western Hemisphere. For decades, Colombia has been our greatest democratic ally in Latin America and a partner in combatting drug trafficking. But now that Gustavo Petro is the President of Colombia, I am very concerned about the future of the democracy and the stability of Colombia, and the region. Sadly, Joe Biden – the man who is supposed to be leader of the free world – is nowhere to be found. Unlike Joe Biden, I will never turn my back on the people of Colombia, or Latin America. And I am proud to stand with Colombia in the fight to defend freedom and democracy.”