November 14, 2021
General News

Rick Scott claims Dems’ ‘political science’ blocked his anti-mask mandate bill

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott failed Wednesday to get the Senate to consider legislation to remove governmental mask requirements from airplanes, trains, and other forms of mass transit.

Unanimous consent would have been required to move what Scott called a “pure common sense” bill out of committee and to the floor for a vote.

That did not come to pass because Democrats couldn’t help but follow their “political science,” argued the current chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

“While we choose to listen to the science, all the Democrats care about is following their political science,” Scott said in a press release Wednesday evening.

The Stop Mandating Additional Requirements for Travel (SMART) Act was intended, Scott said on the Senate floor, to contest the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decision “to buck the science when it comes to travel”…

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