Rick Scott says Democrats ‘should be worried’ if Joe Biden is 2024 nominee

'If Biden runs again it almost guarantees that we're going to have a Republican President.'

Some Democrats are fretting about four more years of Joe Biden, and a Florida Senator says that they should.

On Wednesday’s Evening Edit on the Fox Business Network, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott responded to qualms from Democratic U.S. RepDean Phillips that many Democrats are worried about a re-election campaign from the octogenarian President.

“They should be worried. I mean, if Biden runs again it almost guarantees that we’re going to have a Republican President. But look, Joe Biden’s got to get out of there. I mean, we’ve got to turn this country around. Everything Joe Biden touches as we all know. You know, it goes south,” Scott asserted, citing “open borders,” fentanyl, the war in Ukraine, and the Chinese spy balloon as particular grievances.

“I mean, he’s lost all credibility with the American public. So if I was a Democrat, I’d be really worried right now. But guess what for the country? If he runs again, at least we’ll get a Republican President.”

The unsolicited slam of Biden, which included an assertion that the President wasn’t “competent” later in the segment, continues a theme of the Senator treating Biden as a diminished figure incapable of executive leadership.

During a February appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Scott lobbied his latest in a series of attacks on Biden’s faculties and abilities to perform the duties of the presidency.

“I mean, I live in Florida, there’s a lot of 80-year-olds that are very competent,” Scott said. “He’s just not one of them. I mean he’s just not, he’s just not a healthy person and he’s not a good communicator.”

Scott has attacked Biden’s basic competence since soon after the President took office in 2021, including a statement last May where he called for Biden’s resignation.

“It’s simple. The most effective thing Joe Biden can do to solve the inflation crisis he created is resign. He’s the problem. Getting him out of office is a quick and easy solution,” Scott contended.

“Let’s be honest here. Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated and confused. He doesn’t know where he is half the time. He’s incapable of leading and he’s incapable of carrying out his duties. Period,” Scott added.

“Everyone knows it. No one is willing to say it. But we have to, for the sake of the country. Joe Biden can’t do the job.”

The President did not take Scott’s advice, of course. Asked by a reporter if he should resign because he’s “unwell, unfit for office, incoherent, incapacitated and confused,” Biden offered a terse rejoinder.

“I think the man has a problem,” the President said.

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


  • Earl Pitts American

    March 1, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Good evening America,
    Here is the situation:
    The Dems have had the largest epic fail in world political history. They know there is no chance any Democrat can win for several years. They fully intend to run Biden again as their best worst option, no not for the win, but so they can blaim his loss on age discrimination. Really folks thats it: thats the best case scenario for the Dems.
    In addition they know, of course, that a Republican will be in the White House so they are doing everything they can to push Desantis to run because the Dems would rather take their chances with Desantis over Trump.
    Thats it – believe it or dont – the total of the Dem’s plan for 2024.
    Thank you America
    Earl Pitts American

    • Horace P. Lidwitch III

      March 1, 2023 at 11:25 pm

      You live in an alternate universe.

  • Florida3

    March 1, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    Rick Scott made sure Reps lost the 2022 elections. l wouldnt listen to one thing that lying criminal says, Desantis either, lm from Florida too…these 2 think they can keep pushing ppl around forever but yetcontinue to claim their sad victories b4 their ever won…only fools will elect more lying insane Republicans…!!!!

  • Ocean Joe

    March 1, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    It’s a “don’t” for me.
    But I feel generous, so let me help you.
    Your joke about Nancy and laminating future state of the union addresses was good. Heard that on country radio.
    Rick Scott is a drag on you guys, which is fine with me.
    You like scoundrels.
    He has no business holding a position of public trust.

    Biden would never be likely to run again had Scott not helped botch the midterms along with the supreme court.
    Too old, poorly spoken, but much preferable to a guy who set a mob loose on congress with their confederate flags, the Camp Auschwitz t-shirt, the vandalism ($2,000,000) to our Capitol.
    BTW, have you ever heard Rick Scott speak?

    So let him lose to somebody who comes along with better ideas.
    Thought we’d hear about some of those ideas during the midterms. Instead….”crickets.”

  • Jerry

    March 2, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Rick Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA Hospital, he oversaw the biggest Medicare fraud in US history and was fined $1.7 billion, which was the largest healthcare fraud fine ever levied by the DOJ. Rick Scott should have been jailed, but instead was rewarded by the blind mice of Florida with a Governorship and then a position as one of Florida’s US Senators.

  • Cheryl Kelly

    March 2, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    Rick Scott is a joke and a clown. How y’all voted for him is something I will never, ever understand. He’s an embarrassment.

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