Gov. Scott: Bill Nelson Sides with Washington Party Bosses Over Floridians

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement regarding Bill Nelson’s failure to meet with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh before confirmation hearings begin today.

Governor Scott said, “I have taken the time to learn about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record and it is clear he has the experience and objectivity to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh has the highest possible rating from the American Bar Association and will work to uphold our Constitution – not legislate from the bench.

“Unfortunately, Bill Nelson has failed to do his job, pledging to vote against the nominee without knowing who it was and refusing to even meet with Judge Kavanaugh – choosing instead to ask rhetorical questions to reporters when he could have reviewed the judge’s record face to face. Clearly, Bill Nelson does not have the independence or courage to oppose his party bosses, and with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi controlling his vote, it’s like Nelson doesn’t even have one – which must be why he hasn’t bothered to schedule a meeting. Either way, this failure is a dereliction of Bill Nelson’s duty as a U.S. Senator and he should be ashamed for siding with party bosses in Washington over the people of Florida.”