Rick Scott rips Joe Biden for catering to ‘antisemitic base’
Rick Scott. Image via AP.

'President Biden is ceding his party to radical pro-Hamas extremists.'

Florida’s junior Senator is slamming President Joe Biden in a new opinion piece, saying that the President’s diffidence on Israel’s ongoing battles is rooted in political considerations.

Writing in “The Hill,” U.S. Sen. Rick Scott said Biden “has shown the American people that he will pander to his antisemitic base over supporting Israel, one of America’s greatest allies and the only democracy in the Middle East.”

“President Biden is ceding his party to radical pro-Hamas extremists. While these anti-Israel mobs call for the destruction of Israel and threaten Jewish Americans, Biden doubles down in his criticism of Israel, terrified to anger the extremists in his base because he cares more about winning in places like Michigan than standing up to violent antisemitism,” Scott added.

The “criticism of Israel” cited by Scott comes after Biden offered criticism to the most strident partisans domestically on both sides of the fraught issue between the Israeli government and Hamas and enablers such as the Iranian government.

“I condemn the antisemitic protests. That’s why I have set up a program to deal with that. I also condemn those who don’t understand what’s going on with the Palestinians,” the President said to reporters, as reported by POLITICO.

In a longer statement regarding Passover, Biden offered a stronger condemnation of campus protesters who have reminded some Jewish students and faculty of troubling times historically, with violent words and actions driving some from campuses at Yale and Columbia Universities.

“The ancient story of persecution against Jews in the Haggadah also reminds us that we must speak out against the alarming surge of Antisemitism — in our schools, communities, and online. Silence is complicity,” Biden said.

“Even in recent days, we’ve seen harassment and calls for violence against Jews. This blatant Antisemitism is reprehensible and dangerous — and it has absolutely no place on college campuses, or anywhere in our country.”

Biden has also taken issue with Israel’s prosecution of the war against Hamas in recent months, another issue that nettles Scott, but reflects a large portion of the Democratic base being unwilling to back what it sees as human rights abuses against Palestinian noncombatants.

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

    April 23, 2024 at 12:24 pm

    Scott is on full display…… let’s just call it like it is: Rick Scott is a right wing political hack!

    • The Dude

      April 23, 2024 at 4:50 pm

      That’s drastically better than a left wing anti-everything decent dimwitted scumocrap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • rick whitaker

        April 23, 2024 at 5:00 pm

        DUDE, are you calling me scum? are us leftys bothering you with our wokeness? god bless your little heart.

  • ScienceBLVR

    April 23, 2024 at 12:34 pm

    Yeah, Ricky, that’s why Biden is going to sign that Israel military aid package as soon as your Senate passes it. President Biden is doing fairly well with the “Rock and a hard place” deal that is the hot Middle East mess right now and I don’t think he can control the pro Palestinian crowd of college campus protesters. But lately it seems Ricky just can’t keep his snowflake mouth quiet.

  • Gary D Lynne

    April 23, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    Fascinating how a claim like somehow Biden supports anti-Semitism is twisted without regard for the moral and ethical dimension of the claim. Is that why Scott et al go to church all the time, asking for forgiveness for the clearly unethical distortion of such claims? It seems instead that Biden is thinking about the moral and ethical dimension of both the Hamas and Israel behavior, and asking that both act on said grounds?

  • Jay Smif

    April 23, 2024 at 1:20 pm

    Joe Biden has been denouncing antisemitism every single day. Scott is a corrupt sack of lying MAGA dogshit.

  • Veronica L. Feinstein

    April 23, 2024 at 1:41 pm

    Clearly, the oxygen levels are lacking in Ricky’s MAGAworld. What else can explain the complete projection he’s exhibiting … ?

  • MH/Duuuval

    April 23, 2024 at 2:35 pm

    Listening to Rick, one wouldn’t know over 30K civilians have died in Gaza, the majority women and children.

    To point this out doesn’t make the observer a Hamas sympathizer. Nor does Rick wearing a yarmulke once make him Jewish.

  • Dont Say FLA

    April 23, 2024 at 2:55 pm

    Some folks express actual pro-life sentiments and what does Rick Scott do? He poops his diaper about it. Shuddup pRick.

  • JON Minado (Handsometruth)

    April 25, 2024 at 5:20 pm


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