Gov. Scott: Senator Nelson and Washington Have Made a Mockery of Supreme Court Nomination Process

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement on the confirmation process of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, including the partisan circus that Senator Nelson has long been a part of.

Governor Rick Scott said, “It’s a circus up there in the U.S. Senate… it’s ridiculous and it’s a disservice to the nation. They have a made a complete mockery of the Supreme Court confirmation process and turned it into an episode of the Jerry Springer show. They used both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh as pawns in their reality TV show, and it’s just embarrassing. Senator Nelson is a part of this circus – he said he was a no vote before Kavanaugh was even announced as the nominee. Then Nelson failed to even meet with him. More than 70 senators met with him, but not Senator Nelson. Senator Nelson doesn’t even do his job. He doesn’t even show up.

“It’s a charade anyway – Democratic leader Chuck Schumer controls Nelson’s vote. Senator Nelson’s entire campaign is funded by the Democrat leaders and special interests in Washington. Schumer and Pelosi own Nelson’s vote… he doesn’t even have the option of voting with Florida.”