‘Protect our country from anarchy’: Rick Scott backs federal cops on American streets

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Trump is "going to defend people and property."

U.S. Rick Scott backs increased federal law enforcement presence on riot-torn American streets, lauding it as evidence that President Donald Trump is “showing up.”

Scott trumpeted a media appearance in which he said that much, spotlighting a slice of it in a Monday afternoon tweet.

The federal government has a responsibility to protect our country from anarchy. RT if you agree!”

Scott urged the retweet of his spot on Fox News with John Scott on Sunday evening.

He addressed the recent initiatives from the White House, and said he was “glad the President is going to show up” when it comes to imposing more aggressive law enforcement measures in cities rocked by protest of varying degrees of peacefulness.

The first-term Republican Senator said that President Donald Trump is “going to defend people and property, which is what every elected official in the country should be doing.”

“I’m glad the President is taking this seriously,” Scott added. “I wish every Democrat mayor and Democrat Governor was doing the same thing.

The Senator addressed federal forces coming to Chicago, where one of those “Democrat mayors” (Lori Lightfoot) cavilled at uninvited federal forces on her city’s streets.

“Think about the citizens of Chicago, sitting there, day by day, watching the murder rate go up,” Scott said. “Watching, you know, watching Chicago politicians talking about defunding the police, not supporting the police, and then they’re going to complain that somebody wants to come in and take care of their citizens?”

“I just don’t get what these Democrats are doing,” Scott protested. “They’re sitting here shutting down our economy, not focused on opening up our schools, not focused on funding the police, and then they expect us to reelect them.”

“The Democrats have gone off the deep end,” Scott added. “This is not the Democratic Party of 50 years ago.”

The specific Democrats active in 1970 that the Senator pines for, alas, remain a mystery. But Scott’s posture on “defund the police” style positions is nothing new.

For Scott, calls to “defund the police” have offered a platform to stand in opposition to a position that seems to have more resonance as a protest slogan than a policy plank in divided Washington D.C.

“The single most ridiculous and irresponsible policy idea that has been suggested in my lifetime can be summed up in three words: ‘Defund the police.’ And yet, it is actually being discussed and debated as if there are pros and cons to it by those on the Left. There are no ‘pros’ to defunding the police. There are no coherent arguments for this lunacy.” Scott wrote in the Washington Examiner last month.

“But defunding or disarming the police is not the answer. Simply put, it is a dangerous proposal driven by the radical Left whose agenda of ‘Medicare for all,’ the Green New Deal, open borders, and defunding law enforcement is being increasingly embraced by the leaders of the Democratic Party,” Scott added.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


12 comments

  • S.B. Anthony

    July 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Funny to hear one of the biggest crooks in politics talk about law and order. Rick”I Take the Fifth” Scott, lmfao.
    Swindled Medicare out of hundreds of millions oF dollars and now he’s Honest Abe.

  • Sonja Fitch

    July 26, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Nazi rick stfu!

  • Robert Dunn

    July 26, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Democrat Platform & Goals: (Do you even know?)

    *Citizenship for 20 to 50 million illegal aliens, DACA, TPS recipients and their families with a cost of billions.

    *Free Healthcare for Illegal aliens, DACA, TPS recipients (taxpayer funded with one estimate at 52 trillion) Joe Biden endorsed.

    *Massive tax increases. All Democrat candidates have committed to tax increases of various amounts. Biden has stated he will raise taxes.

    *Sanctuary Cities & States. Joe Biden supports sanctuary cities.

    *Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green new deal.(which would create massive unemployment, 100,000 jobs estimated in the transportation industry alone.) Joe Biden supports.

    *De-fund & terminate border patrol & ICE.

    *De-fund Police. Kamala Harris called it “re-imagine law enforcement” in the senate. Biden recently stated his endorsement of “redirecting law enforcement finds.” Biden will do what the far left wants.

    *Ending of all private / employer based health care. “Medicare for all”, Feds run everything.

    *Illegal Aliens eligible for welfare & food stamps. (Elizabeth Warren’s plan adopted) Endorsed by Biden.

    *Reparations for race’s harmed by Caucasians. Joe Biden committed to support Sheila Jackson Lee’s reparations bill in the House. Basically a tax will be levied on all Caucasians in America. (you can’t make this stuff up)

    *Free college for all, including illegal aliens (taxpayer funded with estimates in the billions. Bernie Sanders plan adopted.

    *Decriminalization of illegal entry into our country.

    *Open Borders.

    *End all deportations of illegal aliens, if you get here, you stay. Bernie’s website calls it a “moratorium” on deportations.

    *Drivers Licenses for illegal aliens (already happening in states with Democrat leadership. Biden endorsed

    *Late term abortions up to 9 months.

    * Destruction and erasing our history.

    Democrats want to make this election all about President Trump. NOT their platform & Goals and for obvious reasons.

    How do you like Democrat Socialism? PORT, NY, CHI, ATL, WA, DC Minneapolis just to mention a few. All Democrat leadership doing the same thing…..nothing. Just like the third world isn’t it. Democrat Mayors ordering Police to stand down while the city is looted, burned. citizens beaten in the streets, monuments destroyed, police stations actually taken over and allowed to be occupied. The Governors do nothing as well. Antifa and BLM (founder is a Marxist) are the criminals behind this.

    Joe has recently stated that Police need to be de-funded If Joe Biden is elected America will be on fire.

    Biden wants to “transform America” If you vote for Joe Biden, a far left platform.. Joe will follow the radical left’s agenda or Joe won’t get the support (and he is) of Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, llhan Omar, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Val Demings, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Valerie Jarrett,. Rashida Talib, Stacy Abrams, Ayanna Pressley, Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Tom Perez, Maxine Waters, Al Green.

    This is the core of the socialists leftist wing of the Democrat party and are firmly in charge not old , confused Joe Biden. Biden will be a puppet to a liberal VP.

    • Amy Roberts

      July 26, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      Nope, that’s what Trump’s Administration and his supporters, along with FOX News are telling you, which is Propaganda.

      • John McMahon

        August 8, 2020 at 5:17 pm

        Fox News? CNN reported this Lmao! GET YOUR Marxist head out of your own …you know what..Amy Roberts, that is the documented Joe Biden DNC, AOC, plan for future generations . Remember? AOC PLAN TO TRANSFORM AMERICA? Try reading the not FAKE news instead of chatting on line with your snowflake uninformed girl and soy boy friends and you won’t make a fool out of YOURSELF.

    • Frankie M.

      July 27, 2020 at 10:07 am

      Sounds good. Where do I sign up? Why do I think Rick Scott & Donald Trump care more about property than people? By the way defund the police doesn’t mean to get rid of police altogether. It’s about cutting bloated budgets that pay for tanks and armored carrier vehicles and putting that $$ towards mental health, drug rehabilitation, etc. Aren’t police always complaining about having to be social workers? They should be supporting this not complaining. This is what they wanted.

    • tjb

      July 27, 2020 at 10:30 am

      Robert Dunn we need to get rid of Socialism? Socialism programs such as the military, law enforcement, social security, medicare, public schools and universities, our interstate highways, libraries, and much more must end if we want to MAGA. Also, we must stop late-term abortions of 12 months. Stop cutting and pasting from the far-right propaganda sites and THINK.

      • Dee

        August 3, 2020 at 5:21 pm

        I agree with t j b. Let’s not forget paying farmers since they can’t sell their crops due to tariffs. If I remember correctly that was another one of Trumps great ideas. Looks like he along with the rest of the Republicans are the real Socialists!

        Ask yourselves – are you really better off than you were 4 years ago?

        Like Ivanka says – time to try something new…..

    • PeterH

      July 27, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      FAKE NEWS ALERT!

  • Lee

    July 27, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Trump is not protecting the people with any resources or leadership regarding the pandemic. This theater performance is designed only to distract from his incompetence and his complete disregard for the safety of the American people. This is Trumps MO. But we are all on to him now. Does anyone really believe or respect Rick Scott? He is just another grifter.

  • Jose

    August 1, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    God bless the Republican party for return America to the constitution and the bill of rights! GOD BLESS TRUMP! TRUMP 2020!

    • Sonja Fitch

      August 5, 2020 at 10:10 am

      Talked to god. God ain’t blessing goptrump cult sociopaths ! Love one another !

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