Rick Scott claims ‘Judeo-Christian values’ should drive immigration decisions
Rick Scott. Image via AP.

'If we're going to have immigration, alright, let's do that.'

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott continues to argue for immigration restrictions, though he’s apparently willing to make an exception for those with “Judeo-Christian” values.

During a Thursday morning interview with Georgia’s WDNU-AM, Scott responded to host Martha Zoller’s complaint about a former intern from Rwanda, educated in the U.S., whose sister was denied entry by immigration officials because her case wasn’t “strong” enough in their eyes.

“Why don’t we have a legal immigration system for the people that want to come and live our dream, that want to live, that believe in our Judeo-Christian values? Alright? Why don’t we want more? If we’re going to have more immigration, alright, let’s do that.”

“These people that we have no idea what their background is, like in Afghanistan. We brought 79,000 people here from Afghanistan. Did we vet them? No! 79,000 were brought here, only because they were at the airport. 79,000 people. We didn’t vet them. We gave them American IDs. We have no idea where they are,” Scott said.

Though the phrase “Judeo-Christian” is not without attendant controversies of its own, Scott has branded around the wording this year, as evidenced by copy touting his policy proposals known as the “12-point plan to Rescue America.”

“Among the things the militant left plan to change or destroy are American history, patriotism, border security, Christianity, the nuclear family, gender, traditional morality, capitalism, fiscal responsibility, opportunity, rugged individualism, the Judeo-Christian ethic, dissent, free speech, color blindness, law enforcement, religious liberty, and private ownership of firearms,” the web page proclaims, setting up a call to action to “endorse this plan” by adding contact information for Scott’s mailing list.

Scott was on the Georgia radio station in his latest effort to help Senate candidate Herschel Walker in what will be his last act as head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and he spent much of the segment bashing incumbent U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock.

“There’s a guy that says he’s a pastor and runs a church. You know he’s antisemitic, right? He trashes Whites,” Scott said, before rehashing claims that Warnock as a landlord evicted tenants who were behind in their rent.

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


  • Republicans are corrupt

    December 1, 2022 at 10:21 am

    No one more bigoted than Rick Scott. Joe did Florida end up w all tis narrow minded hate from the GOP. Florida also needs more women leaders . The gop men currently in charge at state and federal level don’t cut it .

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    • Damien McLeod

      December 4, 2022 at 1:36 am

      I detest the Republican Party and Ron DeSantis in particular, Scott come in as a close second. Florida needs a Green Wave to keep our beautiful state green.

  • Joe Corsin

    December 1, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Scott is a suit wearing member of either the Aryan Brotherhood, Skinheads, or Nazi Lowriders. So is Florida Politics Tom…

    • Ocean Joe

      December 2, 2022 at 3:38 pm

      Don’t know about his memberships, but why can’t Double-post come on here and defend Ricky and his latest hare-brained idea?

  • PeterH

    December 1, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Actually the laws created by Congress decide immigration policies.

  • Linwood Wright

    December 2, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Seperation of Church & State is a founding principal of this country, Rick. Not that I would expect a fascist idiot like you to understand that.

  • TJC

    December 2, 2022 at 11:02 am

    Only Rick the Dick Scott would say of Afghan refugees, “…we have no idea what their background is,” with apparent pride in his ignorance. You see, Rick, these are people who wanted to escape the extremist Islamic Taliban, these are people who want to live free in America–or at least give it a good try, notwithstanding willfully ignorant opportunists like you.
    And Rick, you wouldn’t know a Christian value if it lifted up your little blue Navy cap and patted you on the head.

  • Yrral

    December 2, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Jesus never knew a White Spiteful Demon,like Rick Scott

  • Joe Corsin

    December 2, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Nobody with that kind of money is actually a Christian. That’s just an orientation to bring in more people to grift off of.

  • Dave

    December 4, 2022 at 2:29 am

    Rick Scott’s (and DeSantis’s) kind of Christianity should be driven into the ground, along with their corpses.

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