Florida Senator Rick Scott (R), the former Governor of Florida and the current Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), is remaining hopeful of the upcoming 2022 midterm election that Republicans will win back the majority in the U.S. Senate. Tasked with ensuring that incumbent Republican Senators win their elections, Scott argued that the “inconvenient truth” is that the Hispanic community will be voting Republican in the upcoming election.
“Democrat politicians, consultants and their defenders in the liberal media” are in for a rude awakening according to Senator Scott, and he explains his ideas in an op-ed for Fox News.
In the op-ed, Scott expresses that “Hispanic voters are becoming Republicans,” and “it’s happening right now, and there is no stopping it.” He added that “this isn’t something we are hoping for,” but “this is something that is in process” because “this train is moving.”
“Democrat politicians, consultants and their defenders in the liberal media have pushed the narrative for decades that Democrats were building a permanent majority coalition” according to Scott, who commented that “they’ve argued that demography is destiny and the expanding share of minority and young voters would create a coalition of Democrat voters that shuts out the Republican Party for a generation or more.” However, Scott calls this a “myth.”
Citing previous elections, Scott explained that “Republicans… picked up two competitive congressional seats in Miami-Dade County in the 2020 election while Donald Trump won the state by more than three points due in large part to significant gains among Hispanic voters.”
In a statement from the NRSC, Scott further elaborates on how the Hispanic vote will continue to surge, believing that it will favor Republicans.
“Hispanic voters are aspirational and want the freedom and opportunity that Republican policies provide,” he explained, arguing that “Democrats believe in big spending, big government, open borders, and fewer freedoms for hardworking families – all policies soundly rejected by Hispanic voters in our poll.”
The poll cited was conducted in April, and it surveyed 1,200 likely Hispanic voters from a number of battleground states that will host Senate races in 2022.