Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said Sunday government has no right to tell Americans how and when they can worship during the coronavirus.
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Scott said the Constitution’s Bill of Rights reigns supreme.
“It doesn't matter what the governor says or president or local leaders" decide when it comes to religion, he declared.
"Do I believe that government should be telling us what to do? Do I believe government can tell us we don't have a right to worship? I don't believe they can,” he said.
"All Floridians, all Americans have a Bill of Rights and we have a right to worship if they want to,” he added. “I believe people are going to do it safely."
Scott also cited the Bill of Rights when it comes to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on wearing a mask in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Wearing a mask is "a choice you get to make," he said.
"Do I believe people ought to wear masks? Yep, I do believe people ought to wear masks,” he said. “Do I believe people ought to social distance? Yes, I believe people ought to social distance. Do we need the president, the governors, and all the local officials to tell us how to lead our lives every day? No. We'll figure this out."
Scott disagreed with President Donald Trump on the integrity of absentee and mail-in voting.
“Yeah if you follow the law, and you enforce the law, and you set up the laws the right way you can do it,” he said of fraud-free absentee balloting.
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