Republican Florida Senator Rick Scott released the latest installment in a series of television ads targeting President Joe Biden and promoting Scott’s “Rescue America” plan.
Senator Rick Scott has some harsh comments for President Biden.
“Joe Biden has destroyed America’s economy,” Scott says in the ad. “It’s time to be honest with the American people. Joe Biden is unfit for office and should resign.”
The Florida Republican’s ad includes a clip of Biden mistakenly saying Scott is from Wisconsin.
“Sen. Rick Scott from Wisconsin,” Biden says in the video. “I think the man has a problem.”
“I’m Rick Scott from Florida, and I do have a problem, and so does every American,” Scott responds. “Biden is forcing America into a recession. I’ve got a plan to turn our country around.”
In a previous ad, Scott called Biden “incompetent and confused.”
Since its release in the spring, “Rescue America” has received fierce criticism from Democrats and pushback from some Republicans.
In a tweet, Biden called it “Senator Rick Scott’s ultra-MAGA agenda.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized its call to require low-income Americans to pay at least some federal income taxes, which Scott later dropped from the plan.
The White House responded to Scott’s ad, calling it an “interesting” choice of words.
“Those are interesting words to choose about a president who inherited an economy in its worst state of crisis since the Great Depression and delivered historic economic growth and unprecedented job creation to make our recovery the strongest of any in the world,” White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates told Fox News.
“Tellingly, this comes from a senior member of Republican leadership whose hardcore MAGA agenda would be an economic nightmare for the middle class — raising taxes on 75 million working people while sunsetting Medicare and Social Security and requiring a super majority to ask the wealthy to pay their fair share,” Bates added. “The president is actually taking on the global problem of inflation that’s hitting all over the world after COVID — and lowering costs for families like energy and prescription drugs is his highest priority.”
The Republican National Convention has blasted the Biden administration for touting economic success.
“The economy shrank last quarter,” RNC Research tweeted with a clip of Biden saying America’s economy is the fastest-growing in the world while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Joe Biden: “We have the fastest growing economy in the world”
The economy shrank last quarter. pic.twitter.com/MYirE2dRU7
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 9, 2022
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