Sen. Rick Scott releases 'Let's Get Back To Work' video series during Senate impeachment trial

by

comment
SCREENSHOT VIA RICK SCOTT/YOUTUBE
  • Screenshot via Rick Scott/YouTube
U.S. Senator and biased impeachment juror Rick Scott announced his new "Let's Get Back To Work" video series on Tuesday, which just happened to coincide with the start of Trump's impeachment trial.

"I've been in the U.S. Senate for a year now," Scott begins. "And if there's one thing I've learned, [it's] that Washington is dysfunctional. This place just doesn't work!"

The former hospital CEO – who once narrowly escaped prosecution for a Medicare fraud scheme orchestrated by his former company – first entered the political scene by winning the 2010 gubernatorial election by only 1.15 percent of the vote. Now, as a member of the majority party in the Senate, he says he's fed up with having to deal with all the attention on Trump.

"While the House Democrats continued their obsession with impeaching the president, you know who they're ignoring? You, the American people," Scott continued in the first video. He also says he plans to make more of these.



Scott promises, "My 'Let's Get Back to Work' series will focus on all the ways Congress is failing the American people right now," before listing things he says are being ignored while the impeachment continues.

Scott has repeatedly said he will vote to acquit President Trump, and that he doesn't feel witnesses or additional evidence should be brought into the Senate impeachment trial, telling radio host Hugh Hewett, "I don’t think we’re going to have any witnesses. I think it’ll be over right then. I think it’s going to be pretty fast."



Scott knows how damning witness testimony can be. In a 2000 deposition, he avoided discussing his former company's Medicare fraud case by invoking his Fifth Amendment rights 75 times. His dodges under oath were cited repeatedly in campaigns against him.

See Sen. Scott's full video here. Maybe don't eat anything before you watch.

Stay on top of Orlando news and views. Sign up for our weekly Headlines newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.