Rick Scott acknowledges Biden 'absolutely' won fair election

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 eyes bigger US role in global vaccination efforts Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech Kemp: Pulling All-Star game out of Atlanta will hurt business owners of color MORE “absolutely” won the 2020 election fairly.

Asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceAnne Frank's stepsister: Trump 'obviously admired Hitler' The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's infrastructure plan triggers definition debate Battle lines drawn on Biden's infrastructure plan 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.

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 TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech 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 Kemp Kemp: Pulling All-Star game out of Atlanta will hurt business owners of color Ready or not, the era of corporate political responsibility is upon us Solving the 'primary problem' will repair our government and elections MORE (R) and Senate Minority Whip John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneSunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge Schumer kicks into reelection mode The Hill's Morning Report - Biden shifts on filibuster 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.”