Condemning Senator Rick Scott’s latest acts to play politics with our economy

Following the reports of Senator Rick Scott celebrating inflation as a “gold mine” for Republicans’ efforts to regain power in Washington, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz released the following statement:

“Instead of voting to invest millions of dollars in Florida’s crumbling infrastructure and combating inflation, Senator Rick Scott is rooting against the economic recovery and continues to play partisan politics with the American people’s pocketbooks. Calling inflation a ‘gold mine’ for Republican electoral chances is beyond insulting, and Floridians deserve better from one of their so-called leaders.

“Since taking office, President Biden and Vice President Harris have made one thing clear– they plan to build this country back better than before, in spite of Republican opposition, and have already begun to do so with a historic economic recovery. Democrats have made tackling rising inflation a top priority and 17 Nobel Prize winning economists say President Biden’s economic agenda would achieve that.

“Senator Scott, Marco Rubio, and Florida Republicans need to explain why they continue to choose political stunts over bringing the economy back, creating new jobs, combating COVID-19, and investing in a more sustainable Florida.

“While we know the work is not complete, partisan politics are counterproductive. Instead of standing on the sidelines, yelling and rooting against the American people, we implore Senators Scott and Rubio to do their jobs, and to start doing what is right for Floridians.”

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