Florida Sen. Rick Scott demanded that President Joe Biden resign, despite little support from his Republican colleagues, according to a report by Fox News.
the former Florida governor is currently in charge of the Senate Republicans campaigning arm and said Tuesday that Biden is unfit for office, due to his constant confusion.
However, many other Republicans won’t go so far as to back up the former governor turned Senator, and the responses are telling.
“Senators speak for themselves,” Senate GOP Conference Chair John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said of Scott’s comments when asked by Fox News Digital.
“I am not a doctor, so I wouldn’t comment,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said. “And he’s president United States. And even though I disagree with most everything he does he’s still president United States.”
“I think they’re kind of in a personal back and forth spat which is part of our election-year politics,” Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., said.
Scott’s statement was not the same, however, putting it plainly when he said, “Let’s be honest here. Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated and confused,” Scott, R-Fla., said in a statement. “He doesn’t know where he is half the time.”
“Everyone knows it. No one is willing to say it. But we have to, for the sake of the country,” Scott added. “Joe Biden can’t do the job.”
White House rapid response director Mike Gwin said Scott “doesn’t have a leg to stand on” in criticizing Biden: “Senator Rick Scott of Wisconsin, a member of the Senate Republican leadership, laid it all out in a plan,” Biden himself added Tuesday, misstating Scott’s state. “It’s the ultra-MAGA agenda. Their plan is to raise taxes on 75 million American families.”
But Scott and Republicans have another plan: “The most effective thing Joe Biden can do to solve the inflation crisis he created is resign. He’s the problem,” Scott said. “Getting him out of office is a quick and easy solution.”