One of the mostly closely watched Senate races in the country this election cycle will be the contest between Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R).Even though it’s still early in the season, all the public opinion polls show the race being tight, but Scott appears to have the edge.
Scott has raked in millions more than Nelson, but that hasn’t stopped the veteran senator from campaigning around the state and the Caribbean as if his political life depended on it. It does.
While Subtropical storm Alberto was bearing down on NW Florida, Scott was doing what all good governor’s do, and that is focusing on emergency response efforts.
Nelson was also in North Florida, but on the east coast of the state, away from where Alberto struck. Nelson was meeting with the Army Corps to get an update on how the beaches in that area were being prepped for the upcoming hurricane season.
But Nelson did take a break from walking on the beach to post another jab at President Trump by accusing him of “ripping families apart” at the southern border who are trying to cross illegally in the U.S.
This administration’s unbelievable policies are ripping families apart. We must return to our true American values by treating those seeking asylum with dignity and respect and keeping families together. https://t.co/FrOHfmGoDv— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) May 29, 2018
Apparently, Nelson did not get the memo that this immigration policy was first implemented by President Barack Obama.
“The protesters are upset that Obama asked the Department of Homeland Security to delay its deportation policy review, a move they fear will deport parents who are illegal immigrants while their children remain in the U.S.”-The Hill, 2014