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‘Blood on their hands’: Liberal pressure group wants Rick Scott out as Senate campaign chair

Has the Senator lost his credibility? Or is that liberal noise?

A prominent liberal activist group wants a U.S. Senator from Florida to step down as head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

On Monday, American Bridge contended that Sen. Rick Scott should resign after voting against the certification of Pennsylvania’s electors as one of a handful of Republicans still willing to challenge the election after a seditious mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week to stop certification of Joe Biden‘s win.

“Last week, domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol in an illegal attempt to overturn the Presidential election and assassinate elected officials, resulting in the deaths of at least five people. Yet even after that, as numerous Republicans dropped their challenge to the election results, Senator Rick Scott recklessly voted to object to the Pennsylvania results,” asserted Bradley Beychok, the president of American Bridge 21st Century.

“Rick Scott is a disgrace who is more concerned about winning a presidential primary in 4 years than stopping further acts of violence. Someone who so casually puts innocent lives at risk for his own personal ambitions has no business being in one of the top leadership positions in his party. Rick Scott needs to resign from his position as chair of the NRSC immediately. Until then, every Republican Senator who accepts money or assistance from the NRSC has blood on their hands.”

Though those in the Scott camp recognize the controversial nature of the Senator’s vote, it should be noted that American Bridge has always taken an adversarial position to Scott and would not support him running Republican Senate campaigns in any case.

Scott asserted a need to “lower the rhetoric” and “get some unity going” on a Monday morning appearance on the Fox News Channel, but it seems that, at least for American Bridge, that call for reconciliation is too little, too late in the wake of Trump dead-enders storming the Capitol.

Scott will not be resigning. A spokesperson tells Florida Politics that “Democrat groups in Washington are scared of Rick Scott taking over the NRSC.”

“No, Senator Scott will not be resigning. He looks forward to working for the next two years to take back the Senate majority from the radical Democrats who are trying to fundamentally change America,” he added.

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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 AG@FloridaPolitics.com

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Sonja Fitch

    January 11, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Nazi Rick has always been brainwashed and braindead ! The goptrump death cult gave him the opportunity to be the crazy rich white man killing more Americans! Nazi Rick is not a Republican! Nazi Rick is just another paranoid delusional racist sexist sociopath liar just like Trump! Get out nazi rick!

  2. Ocean Joe

    January 11, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Yes, Democrats are afraid of Scott. As soon as he took over the RNSC, the party lost TWO seats and control of the senate, and now Scott himself is a minority backbencher. Democrats are afraid that if he keeps this up, they will have too many new senators in 2022 to fit in their caucus meeting room.

  3. Sebastian M.

    January 11, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Rick Scott and other Republicans, including my own Rep Scott Franklin are a disgrace to this state and the nation. If they are not forced out, Floridians should be working now to ensure none of the seditionists are re-elected. I don’t care if it remains a Republican in office, just not these dangerous Trump Loyalists.

    A failed coup attempt is still an attempt. If a person attempts to rob a bank, but shoots themselves in the foot, they still were trying to rob a bank. Don’t let the ineptness of those at the Capitol fool you, these people would have happily held hostage or killed elected officials if they’d manage to catch them.

    And while my Father would argue that this is a “fringe” movement and not representative of Republicans as a whole, the choice to vote against certification is evidence along with their behavior over the last four years.

  4. CD

    January 12, 2021 at 3:09 am

    Amen. Recall Rick. Recall ALL FL officials who supported, enabled Trump — especially those who signed on for the coup voting against certifying lawfully elected President-elect Biden.

    Voting in favor of objections to both slates were Reps. Kat Cammack, Mario Diaz-Balart, Byron Donalds, Neal Dunn, Scott Franklin, Matt Gaetz, Carlos Giminez, Brian Mast, Bill Posey, John Rutherford, Greg Steube and Dan Webster.

    https://floridapolitics.com/archives/393069-a-dozen-florida-representatives-vote-against-joe-biden-win

    TRAITORS ALL. GET RID OF THEM. I’LL BE FIRST TO SIGN

  5. CD

    January 12, 2021 at 3:10 am

    Amen. Recall Rick. Recall all FL officials who supported, enabled Trump — especially those who signed on for the coup voting against certifying lawfully elected President-elect Biden.

    Voting in favor of objections to both slates were Reps. Kat Cammack, Mario Diaz-Balart, Byron Donalds, Neal Dunn, Scott Franklin, Matt Gaetz, Carlos Giminez, Brian Mast, Bill Posey, John Rutherford, Greg Steube and Dan Webster.

    https://floridapolitics.com/archives/393069-a-dozen-florida-representatives-vote-against-joe-biden-win

  6. PeterH

    January 12, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    First Scott Loyalty: Trump
    Second Scott Loyalty: Republican Party
    Third Scott Loyalty: himself
    Forth Scott Loyalty: The Constitution
    Fifth Scott Loyalty: The Republican Wingnuts of Pennsylvania
    Sixth Scott Loyalty: The people of Florida

    Remove this fraud from office.

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