Latest False Fact-checks on Rick Scott Rick Scott stated on January 29, 2020 in a TV ad in Iowa: "Vice President Biden threatened a foreign country and forced them to fire a prosecutor who was investigating a company," that paid his son Hunter. Rick Scott stated on May 13, 2019 in a speech: Says "Nicolás Maduro is carrying out a genocide on his people." Rick Scott stated on February 25, 2019 in an Orlando Sentinel op-ed: The Democrats’ Green New Deal includes "working towards ending air travel." Rick Scott stated on January 19, 2019 in a tweet: "I’ve always supported protections for our DREAMers." Rick Scott stated on June 13, 2018 in an ad: Says Sen. Bill Nelson "voted for higher taxes" 349 times. Rick Scott stated on April 30, 2018 in a press release: Says Bill Nelson "voted against requiring Iran to recognize Israel and release American hostages." Rick Scott stated on February 23, 2018 in a press conference: Says Sen. Bill Nelson "hasn’t done anything on gun safety or school safety, and nothing on gun control." Rick Scott stated on September 27, 2016 in a Facebook post: Says Hillary Clinton "wants to bring in thousands of refugees to America from all around the world without any kind of security screening." Rick Scott stated on July 20, 2016 in a speech at the Republican convention: "Our economy is not growing." Rick Scott stated on October 15, 2014 in a debate: "While (Charlie Crist) was governor, utility costs went up 30 percent and went from below the national average to above the national average. Since I got elected, utility rates have come down 11 percent and now we are below the average." Rick Scott stated on October 15, 2014 in a gubernatorial debate in Davie: Says Charlie Crist "voted against minimum wage when he was in the Senate." Rick Scott stated on March 4, 2014 in his State of the State speech: "We have invested record funding in protecting our environment." Rick Scott stated on January 21, 2014 in an event with employees from the Department of Environmental Protection: "Recently, Florida has successfully reduced the environmental permitting time down to just two days." Rick Scott stated on March 5, 2013 in his State of the State speech: A "legacy of taxing and borrowing … crippled the economy we inherited two years ago." Rick Scott stated on January 7, 2013 in a press conference: Says a federal plan to expand Medicaid would cost Florida taxpayers $26 billion over 10 years. Rick Scott stated on July 2, 2012 in comments on CNBC: The Medicaid expansion is "going to cost Florida $1.9 billion a year." Rick Scott stated on July 2, 2012 in an interview on Fox News: Says the health care law rations care, like systems in Canada and Great Britain. Rick Scott stated on March 26, 2012 in a "Fox and Friends" interview: Says Barack Obama's health care law "will be the biggest job-killer ever." Rick Scott stated on March 6, 2012 in a press conference: "Today, you can't rely on (the retirement fund for public employees), it's not funded." Rick Scott stated on November 17, 2011 in a meeting with the "Palm Beach Post" editorial board: The Affordable Care Act is "not the law of the land." Rick Scott stated on November 14, 2011 in a press release: The United States' regulations "are among the most difficult in the world." Rick Scott stated on August 11, 2011 in an interview with Panama City radio station WFLA 94.5: "Our credit rating went up since I've been in office." Rick Scott stated on August 5, 2011 in TV interview: High-speed rail would have cost Florida taxpayers $1 billion to build. Rick Scott stated on March 23, 2011 in an opinion article published in the 'Tampa Tribune': "Before this (federal health care) law was enacted, Florida parents ... were able to purchase inexpensive 'child-only' coverage for their children. The law’s 'consumer protections' have now eliminated that choice in Florida." Rick Scott stated on February 3, 2011 in comments during a tour of a manufacturing plant.: The federal health care law is "probably the biggest tax increase ever in the history of our country." Rick Scott stated on February 7, 2011 in talking about his budget proposal.: Says he never said he would keep education funding the same. Rick Scott stated on October 20, 2010 in a Leadership Florida/Florida Press Association debate.: Says Alex Sink's plans for governor include $12.5 billion in new spending. Rick Scott stated on September 1, 2010 in a statement.: Alex Sink wants to "cut Medicare." Rick Scott stated on August 17, 2010 in a TV ad.: Bill McCollum "backed Jim Greer's effort to hide financial irregularities." Rick Scott stated on June 16, 2010 in a press release: Bill McCollum "served as a lobbyist whose clients enabled mortgages for illegal immigrants."