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Sen. Rick Scott's Impeachment ‘Hostage’ Video Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons

"I'm ashamed that you are my Senator," one Twitter user fired back at the Florida Republican.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) drew scorn on Twitter after he posted a video on social media claiming he was being held hostage during the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump

“As you may have heard, I’ve been taken hostage along with 99 other people in the U.S. Capitol,” Scott said in the two-minute clip shared to Twitter on Tuesday.

“We are receiving only milk and water and we are being subjected to the cruel and unusual punishment of listening to the rantings of (Democratic Rep.) Adam Schiff, a person from a parallel universe,” Scott continued.

He dismissed the impeachment of Trump as “political theater” that should have been staged at Washington’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and claimed the Democrats’ case against the president is “absurd.”

Check out the video here:

The clip inevitably went viral on social media for all the wrong reasons, where many critics bashed Scott for complaining about doing his job:

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