Rick Scott complains Joe Biden hasn’t called him yet
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Will the President pick up the phone?

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott questions President Joe Biden‘s rhetorical commitment to the theme of “unity,” noting in a podcast interview that Biden had yet to reach out to him in his first week in office.

“He’s not called me to say ‘Oh, how can I be helpful in the things that are important to your state,'” Scott said on the Fox News Rundown podcast released Thursday morning. “He doesn’t care one iota. He just has this radical left agenda he’s fulfilling, but it’s not good for American families.”

“President Biden’s been pretty disappointing to me,” Scott noted. “I went to his inauguration. He gave a talk about unity. And then he spent the next seven days doing everything but unity.”

Like most Republicans in Washington, Scott adamantly opposes Biden’s raft of first-week executive orders.

The “unbelievable number of executive orders,” asserts Scott, demonstrates that Biden has “zero interest in working with Congress.”

Though Scott did previously laud Biden’s “Buy American” executive order, he has had criticism for virtually every other edict in Biden’s first seven days.

Scott, a first-term Republican from Naples, chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which runs Senate campaigns.

He lacks seniority in the Senate and consistently has been among the party’s wing that is most likely to vote against Biden’s interests, such as recent votes against the Cabinet nominations of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The Senator also mounted in the same segment a pre-impeachment trial defense of former President Donald Trump, arguing Trump did not incite the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

“I don’t know anybody who doesn’t believe those individuals who came to the Capitol should be held accountable,” Scott said. “The President should have spoken up faster when they came in the Capitol. But the President didn’t say ‘break in the Capitol.'”

Forty-five Republicans voted that the trial itself was unconstitutional, and all expectations are that, given the numbers, a Trump conviction is all but impossible.

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 28, 2021 at 7:41 am

    Lol lol lol lol damn Nazi Rick you really do think you are special! Nazi Rick you are just another pile of hot shit old rich white man! Lol lol. Delusions of grandeur !!!!! Lol Vote Democrat up and down ballot in 2022!

  • James M. Mejuto

    January 28, 2021 at 8:09 am

    You’ve got to be kidding me! This crook, this thief who poses as a
    representative of good gov’t and the state of Florida is now complaining that President Biden doesn’t call him? Why should he! Scott votes against everything the President proposes and yet has the nerve to call Biden a “radical” leftist, against the people of Florida and good government.

  • tjb

    January 28, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Rick you have never called me. You are a pompous ass looking for attention. What a loser and Rick, please don’t wear your Navy cap. it is dishonoring our military when it is on your skinhead.

  • James Robert Miles

    January 28, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Rick Scott doesn’t even answer his constituents correspondence. He sends you a “form email” that does not deal with the subject at hand but never gives specifics. He does better than Rubio who never even acknowledges your correspondence. This is representative government GOP (gang of pirates) style. As in NO representation. Just a bunch of right-wing Nazi’s!!

  • Frankie M.

    January 28, 2021 at 9:33 am

    “I don’t know anybody who doesn’t believe those individuals who came to the Capitol should be held accountable. The President should have spoken up faster when they came in the Capitol. But the President didn’t say ‘break in the Capitol’,” Scott said.

    That’s not what the rioters heard.

    Crimeariver. Stop acting like some teenage girl whose affections weren’t returned by her favorite boy band.

  • Ocean Joe

    January 29, 2021 at 6:18 am

    Scott is correct! Biden’s first call should have been to thank Scott for handing over TWO senate seats in ruby red Georgia, giving Dems control.

  • Richard Hesslein

    January 29, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Rick Scott is too self-absorbed and disconnected from reality to have the moral compass to comprehend truth or justice. Perhaps he is complicit in the attack on Washington D.C.?

  • Tjb

    January 29, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Why hasn’t Scott spoken out about Marjorie Taylor Greener calling the Parkland murders a hoax.

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