IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Gov. Scott on WFLA: “I’m going to make sure every child has the chance to live the dream of this country…”

Tampa, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott appeared Tuesday on WFLA News Channel 8. The following are excerpts from this interview.

Gov. Scott: “I will go up there with a specific purpose – I’ll be coming out with policy proposals; the first one I came out with yesterday was term limits. We have them in Florida, we have them for governors, which we should, and for presidents, which we should. Why don’t we have them for Congress? We don’t need career politicians; they’re not getting things done for us. I think it’s good to have change, I think it’s good that there are only two terms as governor, because somebody else will come in and see what they could do better. We should do the exact same thing in Congress.

“I’ve been governor for seven years – people know exactly who I am. They know that I grew up in public housing, they know that they know that my parents struggled to put food on the table and that I don’t even know my natural dad. I’m going to go with that attitude and I’m going to make sure every child like that has the chance to live the dream of this country.

“When I go to D.C., I’m not going to fit in. I didn’t fit in in Tallahassee. Political insiders said I didn’t play by the rules. I’m going to go to D.C. and do the same thing – I’m going to represent this state. Any issue we have, I’m going to fight for common sense solutions. Not the Democrat solution or the Republican solution. This is a logical way. That’s what we did with Parkland – I said, what’s the logical thing to do? And I brought together sheriffs and police chiefs and mental health counselors and educators and say, what’s the logical thing to improve safety at these schools? And that’s what we did.

“We changed the economy, and we have record funding for K-12 education, according to U.S. News and World Report, we have the best higher education system in this country. We’ve completely changed the direction of the state. I’m going to go to D.C. and I’m going to do the exact same thing.”