Hidin’ Biden? Rick Scott thinks Democrats have good reason to do so
Sen. Rick Scott

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Dems may be featuring Harris for a reason, Senator says.

A U.S. Senator from Florida is not surprised by the Democrats deciding to counter the President’s renomination with a speech from their nominee’s running mate.

Sen. Rick Scott, on the Brian Kilmeade program on Fox News radio Thursday morning, suggested the Democratic Party is worried about featuring nominee Joe Biden.

Guest host Mary Walter noted the Biden campaign countered President Donald Trump‘s speech at Thursday’s closing night of the Republican National Convention with a showcase speech from California Sen. Kamala Harris, selected by former Vice President Biden as his running mate earlier this month.

Scott’s take is that Democrats may be hiding Biden for good reason.

“They all know that Joe Biden is a career politician and he’ll say whatever you want, whatever he needs to get elected,” Scott said.

“I don’t know … maybe they think Kamala Harris isn’t as defined as Joe Biden is,” Scott added.

“All the failed policies of the Barack Obama administration, Joe Biden’s a part of it,” the Senator added, citing Biden’s “appeasement” to leaders of Venezuela and Cuba.

“Maybe they expect Kamala Harris to say something different,” Scott continued. “But they’re struggling. They have no message. They can’t talk about Medicare for All, because America doesn’t want it. They can’t talk about the Green New Deal because America doesn’t want it. They can’t talk about socialism, even though that’s what they are, because America doesn’t want it.”

For Scott, who has won three Florida campaigns in a decade, the messaging game is always the long game. And in Biden’s absence from the Thursday news cycle, Scott and other adjuncts for the President will gleefully define the Democrat.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


8 comments

  • TED KRUZE

    August 27, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Get this ***hole off my computer screen! I don’t want any more articles on this creep sent to my computer! This lowlife is the scummiest of all the Trump scum – and he should have gone to prison for defrauding Medicare out of some $2 billion or more when he was running his crappy hospital business! SCUMBAG!

  • Frankie M.

    August 27, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Unlike Ricky who panders to teachers and environmentalists during election years while ignoring them the 3 other years?

  • Ocean Joe

    August 27, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    The dirtiest guy in politics. Right now Republicans have Florida signed on as a party to declare the Affordable Care Act null and void. If successful, it will strip over a million Floridians of their health care and 20 million Americans nationwide. People dont seem to understand the ACA helps subsidize some employer provided insurance in addition to protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and removing lifetime caps: this applies to all health insurance.

    On 8/19/20, Florida Blue (Florida’s largest insurer) sent out premium rebate checks based on the ACA requirement that 80% of collected premiums be applied to health care and requiring the return of pro rata shares of moneys not spent. No, it’s not a tax break for the billionaires, nor is it a slash of capital gains taxes, nor is it abolition of federal estate taxes, but the ACA actually helps working people. Which is why Rick Scott opposes it.

  • Nicki Wood

    August 27, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    We, the American people, want a Live Debate with Pres. Trump & Joe Biden 6’ apart discussing current topics. We want someone who can think standing on his feet. World Leaders lead, take criticism, give advice & reach resolutions. If Joe Biden can’t debate, he is not a world leader!

  • Joe Fatala

    August 27, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    You can expect the Sociopath in Chief in the White House to make up stuff (It’s called LYING) about Biden and to refuse to debate without some sort of ridiculous conditions, like him sitting in the oval office instead of being on the same stage…or better yet, playing golf, like he’s done 175 TIMES while in office. Good thing he said “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” –Donald J. Trump, August, 2016.

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 27, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Shot the man 7 times in his back! Stfu Nazi scum bag Rick Scott!!!!!!

  • tjb

    August 27, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Is Ricky getting his info from QAnon? Has anyone done a comparison of the economy during Obama’s last three years in office and Trump’s first three years in office? Looks like Obama’s fail economic policies outperformed Trump’s economic performance. Also, Ricky screwed unemployed Floridians with his computerized unemployment systems. Ricky has no problem screwing the little guys in need.

  • James Robert Miles

    August 28, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Rick Scott is a criminal lying POS just like his dear leader and fellow con Trump!

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