Rick Scott invokes Nelson Mandela in diss of ‘immoral and unjust radical left’

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Scott invoked the man who ended Apartheid in condemning American protesters.

U.S. Senator Rick Scott invoked the man who brought down South Africa’s apartheid system Monday, in condemning today’s “immoral and unjust radical left protesters.”

The Senator, wearing his trademark Navy hat made famous when he was Governor, released the video Monday via his campaign twitter account.

“After being wrongfully imprisoned for 26 years, Nelson Mandela didn’t try to burn down South Africa,” Scott counseled. “He spent his life focused on making it better.”

The Senator went on to invoke other figures of peaceful change from bygone eras.

Martin Luther King never talked about building businesses, looting businesses, or killing police,” Scott added. “Mandela and King tried to bring people together … they sought to promote fairness, advance the cause of morality, and justice.”

Scott invoked Ronald Reagan‘s name briefly before issuing a call to action that some will interpret as a potential opening salvo in the 2024 presidential race.

“We will not surrender America to fascist punks or woke elitists who despise everything we stand for,” Scott vowed, recycling previous phrasings on this subject.

“If you’re not mad, it’s time to get mad,” Scott says in closing, with a call to donate to his political committee.

The latest video release continues a season of tough talk for Scott.

The Senator has urged an operational aggressiveness in the face of local level insurrections, including the deployment of federal forces in urban theaters.

The federal government has a responsibility to protect our country from anarchy,” Scott asserted this summer, as protests boiled over on American streets.

The Senator isn’t the only Florida politician who sees law and order rhetoric as central to his political future.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for a so-called “Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act.”

That bill, which will be an early Session priority, would enhance penalties for protesters and slash state funding for subsidiary governments moving to “defund the police.” It would also issue stronger penalties for “rioting, looting, and violence,” and other “disorderly” actions.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski



    October 26, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Geezus Kryste! This scumbag – who ripped off the Medicaid and Medicare systems of some $3 BILLION – and got away with it while his top executives went to prison – is calling somebody else “immoral”???

    Scott’s as weird, quirky, and off-the-wall of any carpetbagger who unfortunately migrated to Florida – not to mention his propsensity, like Trump’s, to screw his constituents whenever a money-making opportunity (for him) arises!

    This guy is a disgusting example of American manhood!

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 26, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Omg nazi rick has just stepped into the twilight zone! The Gaul of nazis rick quoting Mandella is just Fing gross! Vote Democrat up and down ballot for the common good!

    Maybe Nazi rick can be recalled for mental duress?


    October 26, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    ” ‘We will not surrender America to fascist punks or woke elitists who despise everything we stand for,’ Scott vowed, recycling previous phrasings on this subject. ”

    Ol’ Crazy Eyes is at it again!

    He really is an alien, and not the kind that trump can lock in a cage or deport.

  • Ocean Joe

    October 27, 2020 at 10:11 am

    The tragedy of all this is that Scott isn’t on the ballot this cycle. The boats have been lowered and he managed to get into one of them, unlike Susan Collins, Cory Gardner and Martha McSally who are going down with the ship.

  • Palmer Tom

    October 27, 2020 at 11:40 am

    The facts are that a lot of the violence was actually initiated by Proud Bois and their allies as agent provocateurs to heat up the atmosphere. 97 percent of BLM protests were non violent. Scott draws the wrong conclusions or partisan purposes.

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