Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is hitting President Joe Biden hard in a new television ad that will air nationwide.
“Joe Biden has destroyed America’s economy,” Scott, who is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said in the advertisement funded by his own campaign, Fox News reported.
“It’s time to be honest with the American people. Joe Biden is unfit for office and should resign,” he added.
The ad is an effort to promote his “Rescue America” agenda, which has been a frequent target of the president. In fact, Biden’s criticism of the plan is where the phrase “ultra-MAGA” originated.
Scott has called for the president to resign in the recent past, as he believes that Biden is not mentally fit to hold the office, but Fox News noted that many Republicans in the Senate do not share the same sentiment.
While people can argue all day about whether an extremely unlikely Biden resignation would be meaningful, especially because Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would be next in line, he does make an interesting point about the economy.
Numerous factors are influencing the economic reality for Americans right now, except issues such as inflation can arguably be traced back to high government spending. The American Rescue Plan was $1.9 trillion, and the infrastructure bill was $1.2 trillion, which is a hefty price tag.
In terms of gas prices specifically, Republicans view the Democrats’ hesitancy to increase domestic oil and gas production as a double-edged sword. For example, ditching the Keystone XL Pipeline cost American jobs, and the general reliance on other countries sets the United States up for failure, especially when they’re at the mercy of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
If Scott and his colleagues win back the Senate in November, it will likely be due to voters’ frustrations over their wallets. Although Biden will not step down, many conservative voters nationwide would like him out of office, so this ad will hopefully energize them to vote in the November midterms. Republicans could act as a barricade to the president’s agenda, even though Biden and Harris will still be steering the ship of the Executive Branch.