Here’s How Rick Scott Explained the Fan Incident During Last Night’s Debate

Last night Florida Governor Rick Scott got lots of national attention for refusing to debate Charlie Crist because of Crist’s electronic fan. Scott did eventually appear on-stage, and in the lightning round later on, addressed just what the hell happened.

The debate went on for several minutes with Crist just talking before Scott walked on-stage. A Crist advisor tweeted a photo of the agreement they signed, which Crist had written a note on about possibly needing a fan.

When asked about the fan, Crist said, “Why not? You know, it’s––is there anything wrong with being comfortable? I don’t think there is.”

And as for Scott, well, this was his explanation for holding his end because of a fan:

“I waited to see if he––’til––we figured out if he was going to show up. He said he wasn’t gonna come to the––he said he wasn’t gonna come to the debate. So why come out until he’s ready?”

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN:

[h/t TPM]
[image via screengrab]

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