Rick Scott warns no ‘Senate miracle’ awaits ‘liberals’ in Alabama

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Scott predicts success in deep red Alabama.

With Republicans back in the minority in the U.S. Senate after going 0-for-2 in Georgia, opportunities for trash talk may not seem to exist, but the chairman of the Senate campaign arm found one anyway.

Sen. Rick Scott, who helms the National Republican Senatorial Committee, vowed that Republicans would manage to hold the seat of retiring Sen. Richard Shelby in Alabama.

The state has been a safe GOP hold for decades, with the exception of Doug Jones’ victory in a Special Election over scandal-tinged Roy Moore, a seat Jones won in a perfect storm of revulsion that did not hold.

No such luck this time out, Scott says.

“Unfortunately for liberals hoping for another Senate miracle, Alabama’s deep bench of talent will lead Republicans to a resounding victory in 2022, en route to taking back control of the U.S. Senate,” the Senator said.

Scott also theorized that 2022 is set up well for Republicans.

“After two years of a Democrat-controlled Senate, the people of Alabama will demand Senator Shelby’s successor uphold the same conservative principles that became his trademark,” Scott said.

Additionally, he lauded Shelby as “one of the finest statesmen that the state of Alabama has ever seen … a lion of the Senate.”

Scott has become practiced at releasing statements remarking upon another veteran Republican Senator looking for the exit door.

When Sen. Rob Portman said he wasn’t running again, Scott put on a brave face as he mulled the problem of candidate recruitment in a state somewhat swingier than Alabama in recent years.

“The 2022 election in Ohio starts today and Republicans will hold that seat. The NRSC will fight tirelessly in Ohio to ensure Senator Portman’s successor supports a pro-growth, pro-family, pro-Ohio agenda – not the Radical Left’s agenda of higher taxes, bigger government, open borders and a weakened America,” Scott asserted last month.

Scott has said his stint at the NRSC is beginning “really well” and donors are coming through. Certainly, however, they will keep their eyes on how the primaries to fill these open seats shake out.

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]


6 comments

  • Sonja Fitch

    February 8, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Lol GOPQ party bs. Poor little Nazi Rick thinks him such a big dog. Or maybe this is still the goptrump death cult sociopath? Or the gop is dead.

  • DisplacedCTYankee

    February 8, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    “Alabama’s deep bench of talent”…

    Like the Redneck Riveria chose Matt Gaetz from their deep bench of talent.

  • Fancy Pants

    February 8, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    LOL. Rick Scott is absolutely ridiculous. And Alabama is irrelevant.

    Democrats are already aware of the cousin fucking, Trump loving, Q Anon cult followers who predominate the voter polls in Alabama, the folks who will vote Republican no matter how poor or illiterate the GOP helps their state become–a state where most voters can’t spell Q-ANON, but believe its a good thing because it hates people they still refer to as “colored” but adores a massively obese and deeply corrupt defeated orange former president.

    By the way, Pennsylvania’s Toomey is also retiring, adding to the already plentiful number of opportunities available to Democrats in their effort to fatten their Senate majority next year, and in turn make Rick Scott look even more inept as a GOP Senate campaign boss.

  • Barbara Weyer

    February 8, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Why don’t you just buy all the elections for the senate retrumplicans like you bought the governors mansion twice and your senate seat. 78 million dollars of your own money in last week of senate election to win by less than 1%.

  • Dean Gallberry III

    February 9, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Fancy Pants, you know Alabama all too well. As a native, I should be offended, but sadly, must acknowledge your accuracy.

  • Patrick Henry

    February 9, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Gov./Senator Scott understands normal moral Americans from any party affiliation don’t want to give more of their hard earned money to the US government or global entities who hate us, or third work illegal aliens and also cut Social Security. We don’t want American taxpayer money funding the slaughter of unborn children in abortion.

    As a pro business Republican Scott knows you don’t wreck tens of thousands of jobs via Executive Order by canceling the Keystone pipeline. (Do you liberals love paying more for gas now? It’s only going to get worse.) We also understand that God created man and woman. That men should not go into the ladies bathroom or compete against girls in sports; that’s complete insanity. Unlike this new mentally and morally compromised POTUS. Governor Scott is doing a fine job and we will prevail in 2022.

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