Hear Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show challenge FL Gov. Rick Scott on drug testing welfare recipients

12/07/11 Seán Kinane
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After Florida Governor Rick Scott's budget presentation Wednesday afternoon, he took questions from reporters. Even from Comedy Central’s Aasif Mandvi, a correspondent from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Mandvi took aim at the new Florida law supported by Governor Scott that requires drug tests for low-income people applying for government assistance. He asked the governor for a urine sample.

Mandvi: “Governor, you benefit from hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars every year. So would you be willing to pee into this cup to prove to Florida taxpayers that you’re not on drugs, you’re not using the money for drugs?”

Scott: “I’ve done it plenty of times.”

Mandvi: “You would?”

Scott: “I’ve done it plenty of times.”

Mandvi: “Would you pass this, would you pass this [cup] forward to the Governor? We can all turn around, it’s fine, we can all turn around [laughter].”

When the press conference concluded, Mandvi asked again, “Governor would you pee into the cup?”

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