Sen. Rick Scott Issues Hilarious Florida Travel Advisory For Socialists

Emma Campbell | May 24, 2023
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Senator Rick Scott has issued a mocking travel advisory to any socialists wanting to travel to Florida, warning them that they will be met with open hostility and ridicule.

According to a press release from Scott, the advisory is in response to the attempts of the Biden Administration “to erase capitalism and the system that has brought prosperity to Florida and the entire United States.” Scott says in the release that “any attempts to spread the oppression and poverty that Socialism always brings will be rebuffed by the people of Florida.” The press release goes on to say that in North Florida, socialists will “be met with laughter and mockery,” but that many parts of central and southern Florida are “far more dangerous to Socialists, as they may encounter people…who have direct knowledge of, and experience with, the horrors of Socialism.”

Scott’s sarcastic advisory comes four days after the NAACP issued a completely serious travel advisory to Black Americans looking to travel to Florida, urging them to “understand that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced by African Americans.” Their advisory was in response to legislation signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on May 15 that prevents Florida public colleges and universities from spending federal or state money on “discriminatory initiatives, such as so called ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)’ programs.”

The NAACP has come under criticism for the advisory in recent days over the fact that its board of directors chairman, Leon W. Russell, is a current resident of Florida.

Related: NAACP Says State of Florida, DeSantis 'Hostile' to 'People of Color' and 'LGBTQ+ Individuals'

Scott said in an interview with Fox News Digital that he “would assume the NAACP wants to bring people together,” rather than further divide them along lines of hate and discrimination.

“I think they’re fearmongering. I think it’s absurd,” Scott said.

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