THERE'S AN IDEA: Scott Says Take $80 Billion from IRS, Use it to Fund Armed Officers in Schools

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.31.23

Florida Senator Rick Scott says Biden’s $80 billion dollar cash injection for the IRS would be better spent arming trained officers to protect our children in our nation’s schools.

Scott made the comments during a Fox News appearance on Thursday.

“The tragedy in Nashville made clear that more must be done to keep our schools safe,” Scott said. “Washington spends money on all sorts of wasteful ideas and the massive expansion of the IRS is a prime example of that.”

“We need to put the dollars we spend to good use. These funds should absolutely be used instead to provide block grants to states so they can increase school security at every school and keep kids safe,” Scott said.

From Fox News:

In a statement announcing legislation, Scott referenced his time as governor of Florida, when the state was devastated by a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland that saw 17 students and staff killed. He had signed safety legislation in the shooting’s wake that both tightened gun control measures and expanded access to firearms for teachers and school staff, known as the Guardian Program.

“Following the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I fought hard as governor to make sure there were more armed officers in our schools,” Scott said in a statement announcing new legislation.

“Today, every public school in Florida has an armed police officer, sheriff’s deputy, or an individual who has completed the rigorous training provided through our Guardian Program,” he added.

Scott shared the announcement of the bill on Twitter, saying “The tragedy in Nashville made clear that more must be done to keep our schools safe. I’m filing a bill to put an armed officer in EVERY American school. We can pay for it by taking funding out of the insane 87k IRS agent expansion.”

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