Split: When They Wonder Why The GOP Died, It Will Point Back To What Rick Scott Said

Written By BlabberBuzz | Saturday, 23 January 2021 07:40

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), the new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), indicated on Jan. 21 that he’ll back GOP incumbents even if former President Donald Trump or his family were to get involved in the 2022 Senate races.

“I’m supporting incumbents,” Scott stated during a press briefing on Capitol Hill when pressed on rumors that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, might be considering running alongside fellow Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022.

He said though that “nobody has talked to me” or confirmed the rumors, noting that he hasn’t spoken with Trump since he left office.

“Nobody. I’ve tried to call around. Nobody’s said anything about Florida,” he said.

Scott, who voted on Jan. 6 to object to the certification of electoral college votes in Pennsylvania, repeated his stance when asked if he would back Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) against a Trump-backed challenger.

As the new NRSC head, Scott is in charge of spearheading the GOP’s effort to take back the Senate, including keeping seats in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Democratic seats in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada. New Hampshire is also likely to be targeted by Republicans in 2022.

Defending his decision to challenge Pennsylvania’s electoral college results, Scott said that he wants people to “follow the law.”

“I mean, you have to remember what I went through in my 2018 election where they completely violated the law. They found 95,000 votes after election night. Chuck Schumer sent lawyers down because he didn’t care what the votes were, he’s going to the court. So, I want people to follow the law,” Scott said.

Scott also said he would not judge those who vote to convict Trump in his upcoming impeachment trial.

“Everybody will have to decide on their own. I think we ought to focus on where we’re going, not the past,” he concluded. “Everybody will make their own decision.”

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said that the House will likely send the article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate by the end of the week.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters on Jan. 21 that it’s now in the hands of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as to when the article will be transmitted.

The House impeached Trump on Jan. 13 for allegedly incitement of an insurrection; blaming him for the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol although he urged supporters to act “peacefully” at the time.

Trump meanwhile has made some statements in recent speeches suggesting that he will continue to be active in politics.

“We love you,” he spoke to the American people on Wednesday. “We will be back in some form.”

“As I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There’s never been anything like it,” Trump said in a farewell video on Tuesday.

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