Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has a big job ahead of him. On Monday, the Florida Republican took over as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, where he’ll be largely responsible for making sure the GOP takes back control of the Senate in 2022. In an interview with Fox News, Scott talked about the challenges that lie ahead for the Republican Party in the wake of the Capitol chaos of last Wednesday.
“I think what happened last week was bad for our country. It was horrible,” Scott said.
Scott, who was one of only seven Republican senators to vote against the certification of electors from Pennsylvania, said that he is still confident that there will be a role for President Trump in the midterm campaigns.
“There’s probably going to be places where he can be helpful, and there’s places where he won’t be helpful. It’s sort of up to him. He got 74 million votes. He continues to have support. He had record fundraising online,” Scott noted. “I know there’s going to be some people who disagree with that. My job is to try to navigate all this.”
Turning to the recent runoff losses in Georgia, Scott said that, in some ways, the Republican loss of the Senate majority would turn out to be a good thing for the party.
“I would have rather won these two Georgia seats, but I think we’re going to see a clear choice,” he told Fox News. “Over the next two years, the Democrats are going to try to do a whole bunch of things that the public doesn’t want. They don’t want packing the Supreme Court. They don’t want higher taxes and more regulation. They don’t want the police defunded. I think the Democrats now have the ability to go do some things. I think it’s going to help define them and I think it’s going to help us have a big win in 2022.”
Well, we wouldn’t exactly call that a silver lining. Sure, it gives us something to look forward to – an end to the socialist madness – but a lot of the things they pass through to Biden’s desk are not going to be easily overturned. It’s a lot easier to stop these things from happening than it is to get rid of them once they’re entrenched. Scott is undoubtedly right that Americans will be horrified by much of what the Democrats try to get away with over the next couple of years, but that’s cold comfort when they actually ARE getting away with it.