DC Swamp Attacks America First FL US Senate Candidate With Phony Ethics Complaint

Keith Gross, an America First businessman and former National Guardsman challenging incumbent Republican United States Senator Rick Scott in this year’s GOP primary elections, is facing a comical ethics complaint from an establishment “watchdog” group for simply authoring a book about his life story. 

By Jacob Engels

According to an article published yesterday by Florida Politics, Americans for Public Trust, a self-described “conservative watchdog group,” recently filed an ethics complaint against Melbourne, Florida based America First attorney over the publication of his memoirs as he campaigns to unseat incumbent US Senator Rick Scott.

Gross, who has vowed to “spend whatever it takes” to expose Rick Scott’s RINO (Republican in Name Only) record, snagged a forward by longtime Trump confidante, advisor, and ally Roger Stone for the tome.

MAGA / America First publication Big League Politics described Rick Scott’s record as Governor of Florida as being anti-Second Amendment, pro-amnesty for illegal immigrants, and a proponent of “red-flag” laws that aim to illegally allow government to confiscate law abiding citizens firearms relying on framework developed by rabidly anti-gun and far-left progressives.

America First Businessman Runs for U.S. Senator in Florida, Vows to ‘Spend Whatever It Takes’ to Expose Rick Scott’s RINO Record

Scott’s record as Florida Governor was shockingly anti-MAGA, as Scott proposed a DACA amnesty law for illegal immigrants, signed gun control into law, and even supported Orwellian red flag laws that turn due process on its head.

Gross in the same article, also slammed Senator Scott for “doing nothing” to stop the Biden administration’s reckless policies.

“He hasn’t done anything to get our spending under control, our southern border is not secured, we’ve got a runaway Biden administration that does whatever it wants to,” he added.

Many might remember how Senator Scott spent months secretly plotting a campaign to challenge President Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP nomination, before his plans were brought to light in an embarrassing fashion, crushing his hopes of a sneak attack on the 45th President of the United States.

Now, Scott is relying on his DC swamp creature allies to muddy up Keith Gross’ campaign, accusing him of trying to make money of Republican primary voters because he released his memoir in the heat of the primary campaign. To be clear, going back decades, on both sides of the aisle, candidates for public office have often used the publication of their memoirs or political beliefs as a way to introduce themselves to voters.

It’s not new, it’s not improper, it’s not illegal, it is just one of many ways someone as a candidate makes their viewpoints, early life, struggles, triumphs, and stances clear on how they will improve the United States for the better if elected to office.

And for this establishment watchdog group to claim that prospective donors to Gross’ campaign aren’t smart enough to make a decision on their own and secure the copy of the book through any donation amount, is flat out offensive to the intelligence of the residents of the Sunshine State. 

This complaint comes from Americans for Public Trust, which is run by a former top-aide to the National Republican Congressional Committee Caitlin Sutherland, and we all know how horribly establishment groups like the NRCC, RNC, and others like the National Republican Senatorial Committee (run by Senator Rick Scott from 2021 to 2023) have bungled recent elections, often spending millions against America First candidates in favor of establishment RINOs who end up selling out to Democrats and anti-Trump special interests.

The Americans for Public Trust have received millions from the pro-amnesty establishment Koch Brothers through a group called DonorsTrust. The Koch empire most recently endorsed and bankrolled Nikki Haley’s embarrassing bid for the White House, according to limited information about their funding.

And in not so shocking news, Sutherland spent years from 2013 to 2017 working for Bush advisor Karl Roves American Crossroads political action committee. This group, up until the 2016 presidential election, had a history of spending HUNDREDS of millions of dollars supporting Republican candidates for President and other federal elections.

That was until Donald Trump upset the applecart, capturing the nomination in 2016, much to the anger of shadowy dark money groups and establishment controllers like American Crossroads. Of course, the voters of the Republican Party overwhelmingly approved of Trump’s nomination and the American people elected him over Hillary Clinton against all odds in November of 2016.

So how did Sutherland and American Crossroads assist Trump in his epic battle to capture the White House in 2016? 

With Sutherland as Deputy Research Director, they spent JUST $135,000 to oppose Hillary Clinton’s campaign and ZERO to support Donald Trump.

Yes, you read that right, Sutherland and American Crossroads apparently thought there wasn’t enough research on Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Crime Family to merit more than $135,000.

Alternatively, they also apparently thought Donald Trumps historic connection with the American people and tremendous bravery in weathering the constant onslaught of attacks on all fronts merited ZERO dollars.

Sutherland, her Bush Republicans, and establishment pals had a bottomless pit of criminality and corruption to drop MILLIONS in negative ads on Clinton in order to expose her to the American people, and they quite literally DID NOTHING.

In 2012 they spent $91 to support GOP turncoat Mitt Romney. Yeah, Biden’s buddy, Black Lives Matter worshipping, pro-illegal immigrant, spend how ever many tax dollars Mitt Romney. 

So, when GOP primary voters in Florida are evaluating their options in the upcoming ballot for US Senator, they should be know that these are the Bush and Romney wings of the Republican Party are working overtime to slam his competitor Keith Gross, by any means necessary.

Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, Infowars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine, LauraLoomer.US, and The Gateway Pundit. 

Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and special interests in the state of Florida and beyond.