Politics Rick Scott acknowledges Biden 'absolutely' won fair election

17:17  28 february  2021
17:17  28 february  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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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 Biden "absolutely" won the 2020 election fairly.

a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) © Greg Nash Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)

Asked by "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, "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 "support[s] 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 Florida, which went for former President Trump 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 chair 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 Kemp (R) and Senate Minority Whip John Thune (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."

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