Rick Scott opts for private jet for his Florida campaign 'bus tour'
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R). Image via screengrab.

On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) flew in a private jet to a campaign meeting while has supposed to be on his "bus tour," reported Politico.


Scott's team said that he used the private jet in order to travel from the Clemency Board in Tallahassee to the Republican-rich Villages retirement community in time.

“Clemency is an important duty that the Governor takes very seriously. He took a break from the bus tour today to attend to his official duties and flew to meet the bus in The Villages,” campaign spokesman Chris Hartline said.

He added, “Governor Scott is able to run an aggressive campaign while continuing to perform his official duties, unlike Bill Nelson who can’t do either.”

His campaign did not state when he would ride on the bus again. Earlier this year. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) was criticized by Republicans for doing the exact same thing.