Rick Scott would not know transparency if it bit him in the nose, at least according to the folks at progressive watchdog group American Bridge 21st Century.
On Thursday, American Bridge issued a press release announcing the drop of “Transparency,” a new video calling out the Republican governor for his recent attack on Charlie Christ’s wife, who at the time had not released her federal tax returns.
The 60-second video questions if Scott truly “believes transparency matters,” a comment by the governor that strikes American Bridge as a hypocrisy and getting more “comical” each passing day.
Held up for special ridicule is the governor’s reaction to the case of a DEO employee-turned-whistleblower who exposed “systemic fraud that improperly inflicted economic hardship on 19,000 Floridians” and could cost the state nearly $2 billion.
Rick Scott’s response, the ad says, is that he had her fired.
Therefore, they reason, if Rick Scott really believes transparency matters, American Bridge suggests he “plead the 5th on that one.”
It was a reference to the Florida Democratic Party claim that in a July 27, 2000 deposition, investigating alleged fraud during Rick Scott’s time as head of Columbia/HCA healthcare, Scott had claimed Fifth Amendment protection 75 times to avoid incriminating himself.
“Transparency” is now available on YouTube.