Florida Gov. Rick Scott Accuses Senate Opponent Bill Nelson Of Being A Pelosi ‘Puppet’ Who Kills Jobs

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Bill Nelson, of being a “puppet” for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, by supporting job killing policies.

“I think it’s a clear choice. Bill Nelson is going to do what [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi tell him to do. He’s a puppet for them,” Scott said on “Fox & Friends” Friday. (RELATED: Gov. Rick Scott: Florida Will Prohibit Anyone Under 21 From Buying A Gun)

“If you want Washington to change, just like what I did in Florida — when I walked into this job in Florida, the state had lost 832,000 jobs. We now have added 1.6 million jobs,” he said. “You want somebody that’s going to go to Washington and be very frustrated and say, ‘I’m going to get something done.’ We are going to fix the economy. We’re going to solve problems, you vote for me. My opponent is a career politician. He’s never gotten anything done.”


Scott said Floridians have a “clear choice” between his brand of politics and the radical liberalism of Nelson and Florida gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum.

He claimed their left-wing policies would raise tax rates and ultimately kill jobs throughout the state.

“It’s going to be a clear choice November 6th. You’ve got two radical liberals, Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum, that are going to focus on higher taxes. Andrew Gillum has said he’s going to raise the corporate taxes 40 percent in our state, which is going to kill jobs,” Scott said.

“Bill Nelson has voted for higher taxes over 300 times. All these things are going to kill jobs,” he added. “We’re gonna go right back to Democrat [Rep.] Charlie Crist time where, before I became governor we lost 832,000 jobs. So it’s going to be a clear choice with [Rep.] Ron DeSantis and me saying we’re going to keep this economy going. We’re going to continue focusing on the families of Florida, not on some big government agenda.”

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