What is going on with Rick Scott (R-FL)? The senator from Florida conceded that the Republican Civil War is canceled, according to Yahoo News. This came from the conservative senator who made his money in a questionable health care business before taking his senate seat. And that was not all.
When Congress certified the presidential election votes on January 6, he joined in with the other legislators to the Pennsylvania Electoral results. Yet, here he was admitting Joe Biden “absolutely” won over Donald Trump in 2020.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, asked Scott:
‘Did Joe Biden win this election fair and square?’
Surprisingly, Scott responded:
‘Absolutely. Absolutely. Joe Biden is the president. We went through the constitutional process. Joe Biden won the election.’
Then, Scott added a caveat that there were unproven allegations of “widespread voter fraud,” and that should be taken seriously:
‘Are there people that believe we’ve got to focus on making sure people feel comfortable their elections are fair? Yeah.’
On that point, Wallace asked whether the Florida senator supported “making it harder to vote?’
Scott, chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, responded:
‘Of course not, [but] we should create a process where people get to vote but make sure no vote is ever diluted.’
Then, the news host spoke about the Georgia legislature bill ending Sunday voting. This has been a day where Black churches often organize “Souls to the Polls” events. Together, groups of people from the churches go to vote, which generates far more Democratic votes.
Then, Wallace asked Scott about legislation closing that down:
‘What reason is that other than trying to suppress the Black vote?’
Scott admitted that even though Donald Trump won the all-important state in November, Florida has Sunday voting, too. The Florida senator said that his issue was concerning the ballot boxes’ security and signatures on the absentee ballots.
Next, Wallace asked him about the ex-president’s primary challenges to those Republican legislators who resisted Trump’s attempts to overturn the election. One of those was Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD). Scott replied:
‘I am supporting every Republican incumbent in all the Senate race. I trust voters. I think we’re going to get great candidates.’
When Scott appeared on Fox News, a journalist for Vox Aaron Ruper tweeted:
‘I’m actually surprised Rick Scott answered this so unequivocally’
I’m actually surprised Rick Scott answered this so unequivocally pic.twitter.com/iY5Xh6WqoL
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 28, 2021
On January 6, 2021 Thune indicated that he would not be objecting to President Biden moving into the White House. He released a statement to Argus Leader on the same day reading:
‘Perhaps the strongest part of America’s electoral system is that Washington, D.C., is far removed from it. States, not the federal government, are entrusted with the sacred duty of running elections, ensuring eligible citizens can vote, and verifying that every legal ballot is counted.’
Thune continued noting that the states had not de-certified their own elections:
‘Every state, including South Dakota, has certified its vote in the presidential election, some after multiple recounts, audits, and extensive review by the courts. Republican-led state legislatures in many of the swing states like Georgia, Arizona, and Pennsylvania have held hearings and investigated alleged irregularities, but have ultimately not acted to de-certify the election outcomes in their states.’
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