Mitt Romney Likes Rick Scott's Controversial Drug Testing Laws
Mitt Romney may preach smaller government, but he doesn't mind the government getting all up in your body fluids. The Republican presidential candidate said today that he "doesn't disagree" with Florida Governor Rick Scott's controversial plan to drug test state workers.
Romney told a MyFoxTampa reporter while swinging through the state he thinks Scott's plan should move forward.
"The states have rights under their constitution to do what they think is best. The governor here is trying an idea, and I'm not going to disagree with Governor Scott. The idea of people being tested is something, which, we'll see what the results are," Romney said.
Of course, there are already some results to look at. Scott issued an executive order that authorized random drug testing of 80,000 workers employed by the state. The order was deemed unconstitutional by a federal judge who had been appointed by President George H.W. Bush. The judge found that it violated the Fourth Amendment that bars unreasonable searches and seizures.
So, basically Mitt Romney is saying he doesn't mind laws that violate the constitution of the United States of America.
Romney may not want to tie himself too closely to Scott's agenda anyhow. The Governor remains one of the most unpopular in the country.