Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who joined a challenge to Pennsylvania's Electoral College results when Congress was certifying presidential election votes, conceded Sunday that President BidenJoe BidenBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report 21 House Democrats call for removing IRS bank reporting proposal from spending bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Vulnerable House Dems push drug pricing plan MORE “absolutely” won the 2020 election fairly.
Asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceCDC director urges Americans to go outside, 'enjoy your trick-or-treating' Rep. Khanna expresses frustration about Sinema CDC director: 'We can't be complacent' amid drop in COVID-19 cases MORE, “Did Joe Biden win this election fair and square?” Scott responded, “Absolutely.”
“Absolutely. Joe Biden is the president. We went through the constitutional process. Joe Biden won the election,” Scott replied.
I'm actually surprised Rick Scott answered this so unequivocally pic.twitter.com/iY5Xh6WqoL— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 28, 2021
The Florida senator went on to imply that unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud should be taken seriously, saying, “Are there people that believe we’ve got to focus on making sure people feel comfortable their elections are fair? Yeah.”
Asked by Wallace if he supports “making it harder to vote,” Scott replied, “Of course not” but said, “We should create a process where people get to vote but make sure no vote is ever diluted.”
Wallace mentioned a bill in the Georgia legislature that would end voting on Sunday, a day Black churches frequently organize “Souls to the Polls” events.
“What reason is that other than trying to suppress the Black vote?” Wallace asked.
Scott conceded that Florida, which went for former President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE in the 2020 election, also has voting on Sunday and said his concern was more focused on the security of ballot boxes and absentee ballot signatures.
Wallace also asked Scott, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, about Trump’s call for primary challenges to Republican lawmakers who have pushed back on his attempts to overturn the election, such as Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempPerdue mulling primary challenge against Kemp in Georgia: report I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Abrams targets Black churchgoers during campaign stops for McAuliffe in Virginia MORE (R) and Senate Minority Whip John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneMcConnell backs Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race Thune endorses Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race Democratic frustration with Sinema rises MORE (R-S.D.).
“I am supporting every Republican incumbent in all the Senate races,” Scott replied. “I trust voters. I think we’re going to get great candidates.”