‘This is your coup’: The Lincoln Project drills Rick Scott for Capitol bloodshed
Scott's NRSC hit the group responsible for this ad Friday.

Rick Scott coup
Scott voted against Joe Biden electors.

The Lincoln Project, that group of Never Trumpers that has long since broadened its critique into the foibles of the President’s allies and enablers, is targeting a Florida Senator in its latest piece of abrasive creative.

Running just over a minute long, the spot begins with U.S. Sen. Rick Scott appealing to donors in his efforts to raise a “gazillion dollars” in his new role as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Scott’s iconic image, complete with the ready-for-anything Navy cap, beams from a bank of old-style tube television sets.

As Scott continues to soldier through well-worn talking points about “stopping the march of socialism,” one by one the television images change. Gone are the repetitions of the Senator’s reassuring countenance, replaced instead by images of Capitol violence and pro-Donald Trump marauders defiling the cathedral of American democracy.

The insurrectionists, described as peaceful protesters in some quarters, wreaked havoc and derailed the process. And their guttural calls drown out the Senator’s polished oratory here, too. Eventually a robust “Bull$h!t” chant emerges in stereo sound, with televisions flashing the Republican elephant and the closing accusation: “This is your coup.”

Scott, in voting to invalidate Pennsylvania’s electors, has become a lightning rod for criticism, with this ad being the latest reminder.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman was first to report of “very real concern” among those involved in Senate campaigns that Scott is toxic because he bucked a strong bipartisan consensus and gave the insurgents what they wanted. He was the only member of leadership to vote against the certification of all duly elected Joe Biden electors.

Scott’s team downplays concern about the Senator’s viability in helping Senate Republicans restore a brand tarnished by the dictatorial denouement of the Trump era, with the Grand Old Party having squandered its majority, leaving Republicans ill-positioned for the next two years.

“Chairman Scott has been having great conversations with donors, activists, and Republican senators over the last few days. Everyone is focused on the challenge ahead and excited to get to work to win back the Senate majority,” spokesman Chris Hartline told The New American.

Scott has urged people to “lower the rhetoric,” meanwhile, but the Lincoln Project shot suggests that the Senator and the GOP will still face blowback from the events of Jan. 6.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Sonja Fitch

    January 15, 2021 at 3:38 am

    Nazi Rick you been EXPOSED! Nazi Rick you failed the Georgia senate races! Nazi Rick. You are a loser ! Your vote killed 6 people , 2 were police! You have killed over 390000Amerucans cause you so busy being a damn naxi! Resign Nazi Rick and take Rutherford with you! Traitors!

  • Charlotte Greenbarg

    January 15, 2021 at 7:40 am

    Fitch is a far left nut, as her own frothing at the mouth ravings prove 🤪😜

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 15, 2021 at 8:48 am

    I am a 72 year old white southern woman that believes in pay gap elimination,
    LGBTQ embracing, liberal leaning, climate change believing, immigration reforming, minimum wage raising, Obamacare supporting, pro-choice, Black Lives Matter, police funding, law abiding, education supporting Democrat! I Vote! Who are you? A whiner! Peace and love!

  • just sayin

    January 15, 2021 at 8:56 am

    The Lincoln Project, adrift on an ice floe, furiously tries to paddle for a shore, any shore. You guys had your run, time to update your party registrations as needed and move on.

  • Palmer Tom

    January 15, 2021 at 9:49 am

    The only thing that really counts regarding Scott are election results. Dems need to come up with someone good to run against him in 2024.

  • solomon

    January 15, 2021 at 10:33 am

    poor old RICK.. another old ,bald rich, white guy…desperately trying to get his mojo back….WTH…he never had any to begin with.

  • Hazel Ghiotto

    January 15, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    I am so concerned about what happened last week. What has our “republic” (a constitutional democracy) come to? Forget labels, a mob invaded one of our co-equal, branches of government, incited by another branch. Do you not think and feel alarmed citizens? What if more people had been killed? One person dead was enough, but five? People hurt, Congressmen and staff running and hiding for their lives. What would have happened if the mob had succeeded? Do you want this country to be run by a mob and not a bright one at that. Our weapon, as citizens is the ballot box. We had a fair election, and this current president cannot accept failure. We know he has lied over 20,000 times during this term of office. He should accept that he lost and move on and in the meantime, not bring all of us down. If we, as citizens, do not protest that the events of last week should never occur again, we can kiss our democracy goodbye.

  • John McMahon

    January 16, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Ironic name choice for an organization who HATES America so much, they stay SILENT while Antifa and BLM , (the admitted Marxist Revolutionaries), murderer , loot and slaughter other black folks, in the name of justice for black folks! Wasn’t President Lincoln murdered by a deranged actor and proud Democrat revolutionary who killed him for freeing the democrats slaves? Do those morons even know who Honest Abe Lincoln was?

  • John McMahon

    January 16, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    OH ! NOW Sonja CARES about dead police officers!? Who knew? However What did she have to SAY about the Portland Antifa setting fire to the Federal Building with trapped officers inside after they tried to blind them with industrial lasers? Not a PEEP! Not one word of condemnation from this coward when officers were run over and shot across the country during the Antifa riots right Sonja? This is the SAME disgusting person who called for the death of Trump supporters many times in this blog . Thankfully she is not teaching your kids anymore!

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 18, 2021 at 6:17 am

    John McMahon. Love it. You projecting your insecurities again? You do not have a clue who I am or what I have done ! Are you one of those white men that hims feels so “put upon.”? Peace , love and Truth!

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 18, 2021 at 8:55 am

    John McMahon are you stalking me? Mmmm. Really shaken you up! Truth is there for all! Might want to try the truth. There is still a lot to be done even when you get to the truth! Praying for your bitter blaming self righteous soul! Peace and love and Truth!

  • James Robert Miles

    January 20, 2021 at 9:30 am

    John Mc Mahon is back without the use of “Dr.” before his name. Gee, who knew? Dr. Quack refers to someone’s sexual orientation in a derogatory way if they don’t agree with him. Typical right-wing Nazi with $hit for brains!!

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