Sen. Rick Scott Sets Record Straight on Misleading Liberal Attacks

September 30, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, in response to irresponsible and misleading reporting from the Washington Post about his vote yesterday on the Continuing Resolution, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement:


Senator Rick Scott said, “The Washington Post’s misleading reporting on my vote is false. The CR approved by the Senate yesterday contains no funding for Florida’s response to Hurricane Ian. I have joined Senator Marco Rubio and our colleagues from Florida to support our state’s requests for critical resources for Florida. I am in Florida today surveying damage and meeting with first responders and families who have been impacted by the storm, and the attempt by the Washington Post to mislead people during a crisis is wrong.


“Prior to Ian’s development, l made clear that I fully supported the proposed disaster funding for other states and urged Senator Schumer to put that up for a stand-alone vote. He refused, and delayed this relief so he could use it as a political weapon to stick in a CR that will end up fueling billions for Democrats' radical agenda right before they lose power. This CR failed to fund the federal government until the new Congress begins in 2023, and that is why I could not support it.”