Sen. Rick Scott: If Democrats Refuse to Negotiate in Good Faith, President Trump Should Act
Sen. Rick Scott held a media availability Thursday to discuss Congress’ negotiations to keep the government open, secure our border, and provide adequate disaster relief funding for Florida and Puerto Rico. Scott is urging President Trump to use his end border security and find a permanent solution for DACA and TPS if Congressional Democrats refuse to act.
“Washington is far beyond broken," he said. "It's full of actors who just want to play politics. President Trump has tried to work with Congress to get something done, but if the Democrats continue to refuse to work with him, then the president needs to use his emergency powers to fund border security and include a permanent solution for DACA and TPS.
"I know there will be critics that say the president shouldn’t do things like this by executive order. And they aren’t necessarily wrong. I was critical of Obama when he tried to solve the DACA issue by EO. President Trump proposed logical solutions, and if the Democrats won’t negotiate with him because their judgement is clouded by their pure hatred of him, then the president needs to move forward. These are common sense issues, and it’s time to provide a real solution for the American people.”