President Trump announced this week that the citizen question for the upcoming census would be retooled after facing heavy opposition from Democrats.
In turn, Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) shared his views on the matter, taking to twitter to support the need for having a citizenship question in the census.
The President delivered remarks in the Rose Garden this week, acknowledging that “there used to be a time when you could proudly declare, ‘I am a citizen of the United States.’”
He slammed Democrats for what he believes is their goal of “trying to erase the very existence of a very important word and a very important thing: citizenship.”
Senator Rick Scott backs the President and his views on a citizenship question, sharing on twitter that “the citizenship question on the census is common sense.”
The citizenship question on the census is common sense. The only people who think otherwise are the ones who get offended by the ?? & want to eliminate the citizenship test for new immigrants.
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) July 11, 2019
Senator Scott further expressed that “the only people who think otherwise are the ones who get offended by the” American flag “& want to eliminate the citizenship test for new immigrants.”
He also asserted that “the vast majority of Americans agree” with the President and that President Trump “is doing the right thing.”
Senator Scott also shared a statement that he released following President Trump’s decision to enact an executive order regarding the citizenship question.
In the statement, Scott detailed that “only in Washington would this be seen as controversial.”
He called the question “common sense and the only people who think otherwise are the far, far left.”
Furthermore, in his Rose Garden remarks, President Trump called for “every department and agency in the federal government” to provide “the Department of Commerce with all requested records regarding the number of citizens and noncitizens in our country.”
Trump added that “knowing this information is vital to formulating sound public policy, whether the issue is healthcare, education, civil rights, or immigration.”