Sen. Rick Scott Wednesday rejected claims from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that he was siding with President Donald Trump on disaster relief for Puerto Rico, rather than with those who are still struggling after Hurricane Maria devastated the island territory.
"That's not true what he said," the Florida Republican and former governor told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "The first time, I talked (about) $600 million for food and nutrition money to Puerto Rico."
Scott added that when he looks at Schumer, D-NY, he sees a person who hates Trump.
"I did well with Puerto Ricans and he acts like he cares," Scott said of Schumer. "When Maria hit, did he go to Puerto Rico and say what do you need? No. I went there eight times. Did he open up relief centers in New York? No. I opened two in Florida to help them."
Further, Scott said that as governor, he also waived regulations so children could get into Florida's schools and their parents could get jobs.
"This is him saying he wants to care so it hurts Republicans because we actually do care about Puerto Rico," said Scott.
The senator also weighed in on Attorney General William Barr's ruling that some illegal immigrants facing deportation must be held without bond as their cases play out, saying it's important that the United States enforce its laws.
"I have been to the border," said Scott. "The border agents are frustrated. They need more people, more technology, some barriers."
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