Florida Sen. Rick Scott complains that Joe Biden hasn’t called him yet

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Florida Sen. Rick Scott complains that Joe Biden hasn’t called him yet

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott questions President Joe Biden‘s rhetorical commitment to the theme of “unity,” noting in a podcast interview that Biden had yet to reach out to him in his first week in office.

“He’s not called me to say ‘Oh, how can I be helpful in the things that are important to your state,'” Scott said on the Fox News Rundown podcast released Thursday morning. “He doesn’t care one iota. He just has this radical left agenda he’s fulfilling, but it’s not good for American families.”

“President Biden’s been pretty disappointing to me,” Scott noted. “I went to his inauguration. He gave a talk about unity. And then he spent the next seven days doing everything but unity.”

Like most Republicans in Washington, Scott adamantly opposes Biden’s raft of first-week executive orders.

The “unbelievable number of executive orders,” asserts Scott, demonstrates that Biden has “zero interest in working with Congress.”

Though Scott did previously laud Biden’s “Buy American” executive order, he has had criticism for virtually every other edict in Biden’s first seven days.

Scott, a first-term Republican from Naples, chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which runs Senate campaigns.

He lacks seniority in the Senate and consistently has been among the party’s wing that is most likely to vote against Biden’s interests, such as recent votes against the Cabinet nominations of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The Senator also mounted in the same segment a pre-impeachment trial defense of former President Donald Trump, arguing Trump did not incite the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

“I don’t know anybody who doesn’t believe those individuals who came to the Capitol should be held accountable,” Scott said. “The President should have spoken up faster when they came in the Capitol. But the President didn’t say ‘break in the Capitol.'"

Forty-five Republicans voted that the trial itself was unconstitutional, and all expectations are that, given the numbers, a Trump conviction is all but impossible.

This article first appeared at Florida Politics

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