Tampa Bay Times: Written by Emily L. Mahoney and Steve Contorno. January 9th, 2019.
TALLAHASSEE — Former governor and now-U.S. Sen. Rick Scott appeared fleetingly in Tallahassee on Tuesday, sitting next to Gov. Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis for just under an hour before he left to take his private plane to Washington.
Scott ended up missing DeSantis' speech, where he was praised for bringing a "laser-like focus" on job creation during his eight years governing Florida. DeSantis tweaked his pre-written remarks to tell the crowd that Scott had to leave early for his own 4 p.m. swearing-in ceremony, but wished him well.
It was a small moment, but not the first time Scott disrupted his successor's plans to take the reins.