GOP senator busted in lie after he says he couldn't come to Washington before his results were certified
FL. Gov, Rick Scott (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

On Monday, justifying the Trump administration's refusal to begin the transition process, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) claimed that he himself wasn't allowed to attend the Senate orientation for new members in 2018 because his own results had not been certified.

There's just one problem: that's not true. Scott did attend the orientation with all the other incoming Republican freshmen. And although his actual swearing-in ceremony was delayed, that was not because his results hadn't been finalized; it was because he wanted to wait until his term as governor had officially concluded.

Congressional reporter Samantha-Jo Roth swiftly pointed out that, in fact, there is public video of Scott at the orientation.