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Sen. Rick Scott takes on impeachment with sense of humor in spot-on ‘hostage video’

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Republican Rick Scott, the freshman U.S. senator from Florida, has clearly not been a fan of the impeachment process that has played out before the nation these past two weeks.

A process that comes courtesy of the Democratic Party and their hatred of President Donald Trump, and desire to cover for former Vice President Joe Biden’s corruption, according to the lawmaker.

Scott posted a video on social media claiming he was being held hostage during the Senate impeachment trial, noting the rigid restrictions placed on senators

“As you may have heard, I’ve been taken hostage along with 99 other people in the U.S. Capitol,” Scott begins. “We are receiving only milk and water and we are being subjected to the cruel and unusual punishment of listening to the rantings of [Rep.] Adam Schiff, a person from a parallel universe.”

The former governor of Florida insists “everything that is happening in Washington around this impeachment fiasco is political theater. None of it is real and nothing will come of it.”

Scott also told viewers that as taxpayers, they’re “funding this entire production.”

“But there’s no plot twist in this drama; it’s all very straightforward, the Democrats hate Donald Trump,” Scott said. “They don’t just dislike the guy, they hate him. They decided to impeach him even before he took office.”

As for the case the opposition party put forth, it’s safe to say Scott was not impressed.

“The case they presented to the Senate was embarrassingly weak, therefore they want to use the Senate to go fishing for more evidence, by calling more witnesses,” he continued. “They have admitted to the jury that their case is lame. My message to the Democrats is simple: I listened to your case and listened and listened. It’s absurd. Goodbye. Go home. We have an election in nine months, go give that a shot.”

Pulling no punches, Scott promised that if witnesses are called, Biden will be among them.

“And if that happens, he will be too cowardly to show up,” Scott added. “But if he did show up, here’s what I will ask him: Mr. Biden, why did you as vice president of the United States, threaten a foreign country and force them to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the company that was paying your son $83,000 a month? Also, Mr. Vice President, are you proud you got away with that? And do you think the American people are that stupid? We all know what went on here. You are not fooling anyone.”

Scott may have had the best line of the entire Senate trial when he reacted to the man who was removed from the chamber last week after he called Minority Leader Chuck Schumer “the devil.”

Fox News reporter Chad Pergram paraphrased his comment: “We saw that protester yell something bad about Chuck Schumer. I’m thinking about possibly doing the same thing so the Sergeant- at-Arms will take me out also. This is ridiculous. We’ve heard the same thing three days in a row.”

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