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Rick Scott on Ron DeSantis’ Fight With Disney: ‘Cooler Heads Will Prevail’

In an interview presented last week on NewsNation’s “The Hill,” which runs weeknights at 5 p.m. ET, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., discussed the controversy between Gov. Ron DeSantis and Disney saying, “look cooler heads have to prevail. I think half the tourists that come to Florida, come to Disney. I had a good working relationship with Disney when I was governor.” He added, “I think we’ve got to figure out a way forward here to bring everybody back to the table so, we can continue to grow tourism, grow jobs, you know, give opportunities for people.”

Scott weighed in on the legislation which Disney opposed.

“First off, the bill that they’re talking about is a bill that said, you know, we shouldn’t be teaching grade school kids about sex. I completely agree with that. I was disappointed that Disney weighed in on that bill. But look cooler heads have to prevail. I think half the tourists that come to Florida, come to Disney. I had a good working relationship with Disney when I was governor. They, I mean they’ve worked hard to build a place where people want to come to, so I think we’ve got to figure out a way forward here to bring everybody back to the table so, we can continue to grow tourism, grow jobs, you know, give opportunities for people,” Scott said.

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“I’m a business guy so, what I always did is I sat down with people and I talked to him and I tried to work through work through issues. So I think that starts with, you know, everybody involves sitting around a table and saying, how do we go forward? How do we make sure you know, we preserve the tourism in our state, preserve the job in our state, and make sure we give people so their opportunity to express their views, if they want to express their views. But also, I believe that you know, the bill that was passed, I don’t believe you know, grade school kids ought to be taught at school about sex. So how do we, how do we all come together and continue to make our state a better state? You got to start by everybody sitting around a table and figure that out,” he added.

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