Rick Scott corrects himself, says he does not have COVID-19
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott. Image via AP.

Rick Scott
Scott mistakenly said Saturday morning that he had tested positive.

Sen. Rick Scott said he misspoke Saturday when he said on national television that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

The Republican from Florida tweeted: “I misspoke this morning in my @FoxNews interview. I was tested yesterday for COVID and tested NEGATIVE.”

During an interview Saturday morning on “Cavuto Live,” when asked about three Senate colleagues who had contracted the virus in recent days, Scott said, “I was tested yesterday, I think for the 6th time, and I tested positive again.”

At least three Republican colleagues — Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — have been diagnosed with the virus in recent days. A few moments before he misspoke, Scott had said that senators were still doing their jobs.

“They’re talking to people. They’re trying to do their job every day,” Scott said.

A short time later, Scott’s spokesman, Chris Hartline, tweeted, “For everyone calling and texting right now, Senator Scott misspoke on tv this morning. He tested negative for COVID yesterday.”


Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

Associated Press


  • DisplacedCTYankee

    October 4, 2020 at 1:28 am

    No problem, Rick! The virus is just a HOAX anyway.

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 4, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Damn. It ain’t over yet nazi Rick! Unless Trump dies, Trump lies ! The goptrump cult is a group of sociopaths! Hey Rick you are about to steal the kook shine from Gaetz and be number one! Wait Duffus Desantis is still in the running for his abuse of our children!

  • Ocean Joe

    October 4, 2020 at 10:29 am

    To Rick’s credit, he did seem to take the virus seriously when DeSantis and Trump did not. They still do not.

    So right now, the president is getting the best possible care and will be fine, while Republican attorney generals will be before the Supreme Court on November 10 to abolish the Affordable Care Act. Thankyou John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins for joining Democrats to keep it alive in this time when so many need it.

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