Prominent Republicans with ties to Florida's immigration business community are furious with one of the Sunshine State's newest member of Congress—Senator Rick Scott—and the party's refusal to support legislation that would act as a stepping stone toward making inroads with Latino voters.
The U.K has announced it will ban the Chinese technology giant from the country's 5G network. Washington has said the company poses a security risk.
Senator Rick Scott said that all levels of government should "stop mandating things" and "start just giving people good information."
"There is no constitutional right to endanger other people, which is why we can regulate smoking," Mayor Dan Gelber said.
"Communist China, they are not going to share," said Republican senator Rick Scott after Beijing officials pledged to boost international cooperation in the search for a possible COVID-19 vaccine.
He followed President Trump's lead Sunday, declaring all Americans have the right to "worship at a church service."
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"We should never forget it is communist China, run by the General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi," Scott said.
The four GOP lawmakers chalked up the conflict to a "drafting error." That mistake, they contended, would inadvertently incentivize low-wage earners to seek unemployment rather than remain at their current job because they could potentially receive more money through unemployment benefits.
"Every part of government has to start telling people: 'Take some personal responsibility here. Don't infect other people,'" Rick Scott warned.
Two U.S. senators proposed separate legislation that would change rules governing the impeachment of government officials, after impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump ended in acquittal by the Senate.
A spokesperson for the Florida senator said he had "no recollection" of meeting the indicted businessman.
"I think we ought to go through the right process," the lawmaker from Florida said.
"They've got to start being a partner. They're not a partner. So I think anything we raise in tariffs, we ought to give back to the rank and public in tax reductions so it doesn't impact American families. We've got to help American farmers open up more markets around the world," Scott said.
"I, uh, I, look I — I didn't do the tweets, Chuck. I can't talk about why he did what he did," Rick Scott told Meet the Press Sunday.
Rick Scott's lack of "critical thinking + honesty is embarrassing to the institution," the Democratic congresswoman said. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has "embarrassed [Democrats] to the point of irrelevance already," the GOP senator fired back.
Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott said President Donald Trump may not really believe in his own sanctuary city proposal, perhaps just floating the idea to "make everybody crazy."
"Scott has toed the line between imprudent campaign-trail rhetoric and problematic state action," said U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker in his ruling. "But he has not crossed the line."
The ruling came just hours before the 3 p.m. deadline for the statewide recount to be finished.
State law requires an automatic machine recount if a vote margin is less than 0.50 percent in a statewide race.
Florida is once again at the center of an election storm as candidates file lawsuits and allege voter fraud while their races head for likely recounts.
Florida Governor Rick Scott accused "unethical liberals" of trying to steal the Senate and governor races.
The Democrats' slight leads come as President Donald Trump and independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont make trips to the Sunshine State to stump for their candidates.