All eyes were on the Joint Address to Congress President Joe Biden (D) made Wednesday night where he discussed what his administration has accomplished and the work that lies ahead. While Senator Tim Scott (R) provided the Republican response to Biden’s address, Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) issued a response, criticizing the Biden administration in much the same way that Senator Tim Scott did.
As the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee,(NRSC) Senator Scott is tasked with the goal of helping reelect Republicans in the Senate while also expanding their hold.
In his statement, Scott stated that “as America works to dig itself out from the worst pandemic in a century, the big-spending, big-government agenda Joe Biden and Senate Democrats is leading to inflation that hurts hard-working Americans.” “With gas and food prices on the rise, the Democrats’ solution is to double down on more spending, bigger government, and redistributing wealth,” Scott explained.
He criticized the Democratic plan, saying that it will only “hurt low and fixed-income Americans the most,” but it’s ultimately “all part of their master scheme to grow dependency on the federal government.”
Senator Scott offered a distinction between Republicans and Democrats, affirming that Republican policies would ensure the country steers ahead. “Democrats want to raise taxes on job creators so they can expand the size and scope of the federal government, doling out so-called ‘free money,’” he detailed. However, “the problem is that money is never ‘free.’”
Instead, he pointed to Senator Tim Scott’s response, noting that Americans would much rather have the views shared by him.
“Senator Tim Scott’s remarkable story of cotton to Congress is a shining example of the opportunity that exists for every person in this country to live their version of the American Dream,” Scott asserted, adding that “Senator Scott and Senate Republicans know that it’s more opportunity, not more government, that provides solutions for American families.”
For Rick Scott, “when voters across the country compare the two visions outlined tonight, they will help deliver a Republican Senate majority next November.”