Last week Rick Scott went on what he called his "Keep Florida Safe" tour in an attempt to appear tough on crime. He "invited" members of law enforcement to appear at his campaign events, but many
of them said they were led to believe it was for official business and they were there to provide security. Law officers appearing at a campaign event could potentially violate the law. These were also on duty officers who were taken off the street to appear in photo-ops with Scott.
That's how Scott cracks down on crime and keeps Florida safe, by taking more cops off the streets so they can help him get reelected.
Yesterday, during another event, reporters tried to ask Scott about the incident last week. As usual, Scott refused to answer and instead used his scripted remarks, saying he supports law enforcement, and that everyone should.
While Floridians do in fact support law enforcement, we can hardly say the same for Scott, who seemingly disregards the laws when it comes to taking on duty police officers off the streets to be used for his own political gain. The streets with absent officers that day were not as safe, and we can only hope there were no incidents as a result of Scott's little deceptive exercise.