Rick Scott predicts a ‘hard time’ for Nancy Pelosi in Senate confirmation hearing

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NRSC Chair Scott says she's too 'partisan' for GOP Senators.

Rick Scott is not offering much encouragement to potential next moves for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

During an interview Tuesday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Scott was asked about rumors that Pelosi could be eyeing an appointed position if Democrats lose control of the House.

Asked about Pelosi’s chances to be confirmed as either Ambassador to Italy or Secretary of State, two posts she reportedly would consider serving in, Scott offered a pessimistic take on Pelosi’s future were it up to the Senate.

“I think she’d have a hard time in either position,” said Scott, the current Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

“I think she’s been such a partisan person that I think it would be very difficult for Republican Senators to say she would do a great job at this,” Scott expounded. “You know, she’s become so partisan, year after year, it’s been worse and worse.”

“As Speaker, she’s been horrible,” Scott added.

It remains to be seen if Republicans can take back the Senate in November, of course, but if Democrats maintain control of the Senate, then GOP objections are moot.

The question from host Maria Bartiromo to Scott addressed speculation floated Tuesday by Fox Business that Pelosi seeks the Italian ambassadorship. It is unclear why Bartiromo expanded the question to a potential Secretary of State position. While the Italian Ambassador post is vacant, the Secretary of State position is not, with Antony Blinken serving.

Scott has offered praise to Pelosi relatively recently in terms of her foreign policy vision, lauding her trip to Taiwan.

“I was just over there and I think Nancy Pelosi should go over there,” Scott said ahead of the trip in July. “Americans ought to go over there and make sure China knows we will support Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and our allies in Asia.”

China’s umbrage continues, meanwhile, with the communist regime bemoaning the “negative influence” of Pelosi as a potential complication ahead of a new round of climate negotiations.

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


  • PeterH

    September 6, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Isn’t Maria Bartiromo being investigated for spreading 2020 disinformation about Dominion voting machines?

    Why isn’t Florida’s Senator Rick Scott focused on Republican policy development? We all know Nancy Pelosi is red meat for vapid MAGA trolls ….. how does that translate to average Americans hoping to understand a Republican vision for the future of the American experience?

    • Carroll Cook

      September 16, 2022 at 8:10 pm

      Rick Scott is too busy living in his own dream world. He was put in charge of the election funds and he broke the bank before the job was done. What did he spend it on- maybe on a secret pet project, only he knows.

  • Impeach Biden

    September 6, 2022 at 10:54 am

    This simply has to be a joke. Pelosi is half nuts, old, mean, vindictive, and senile. She needs to disappear after she hands over her gavel with the upcoming elections.

    • Joe Corsin

      September 6, 2022 at 11:05 am

      You describe Trump so well. Add to it though..crook, snake oil salesmen, liar, election thief, dumbass. Also every single man woman and child who supported such an idiot are also dumbasses.

      • [email protected]

        September 6, 2022 at 11:24 am

        I should have figured the deranged idiot would be a Pelosi supporter. That bitch is toxic and has no business being Ambassador to Italy and absolutely no business at all being Sec of State.

      • Melanie Pflasterer

        September 8, 2022 at 7:33 am


    • Mr. Haney

      September 8, 2022 at 12:26 pm

      You need to get a life like any loser should.

  • Fat Cammack

    September 6, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    Vote for me. A conservative with true grits, and bacon, and sausage, and a dozen cheese eggs, and a gallon of milk, and pancakes drenched in syrup, and biscuits with two quarts of gravy.

    • Nancy Pelosi

      September 6, 2022 at 12:27 pm

      Vote for me so I can fly around the country in a Government Jet fully stocked with only the finest liquors from around the world. It’s five o” clock somewhere

      • Fat Cammack

        September 6, 2022 at 3:31 pm

        Send Trump all your money!!! He’s politically impotent and radioactive waste… never coming back. He knows it but still needs your money!! Stop the Steal for just $29.99😂 We’ll throw in a bottle of snake oil!!

      • Mr. Haney.

        September 8, 2022 at 12:27 pm

        Gotta love idiot Americans who are too stupid to know or understand the laws that govern them.

  • I am what I am

    September 7, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    This article is either play and pretend or someone doesn’t know the ropes of engagement.
    What excactly is the personality of partisan
    Plus the sale’s of engineered electric cars at phenomenal prices serves no purpose

  • Carroll Cook

    September 16, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Someone fed you folks a line of guff about the Current Speaker of the House seeking an Ambassadorship. And all of you fell for it. She will probably stay in the House until she decides to retire or or does not get re-elected. That’s about it.

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