Florida Republican Rick Scott goes to war, calls for Biden to resign

(The Center Square) – Florida’s war of words with President Joe Biden continues after its former governor and now junior senator, Republican Sen. Rick Scott, called on the president to resign.

Biden blamed Republicans for record-high inflation Tuesday, also claiming they want to raise taxes, taking aim at Scott.

“They don’t want to solve inflation by lowering your costs,” Biden said. “They want to solve it by raising your taxes and lowering your income. I happen to think it’s a good thing when American families have a little more money in their pockets at the end of the month but Republicans in Congress don’t seem to think so.”

Since Biden took office, inflation has hit 40-year highs, gas prices reached all-time highs, and housing costs are up by 40% in some residential markets throughout the country. Under the Trump administration, Republicans passed tax reform legislation that cut federal taxes for most Americans, and the year-over-year inflation rate in 2020 was 1.36%.

The average cost of gasoline in 40 states on May 11, 2020, was $2 a gallon or less. On May 11, 2022, the average was $4.40 a gallon, the highest recorded by AAA.

“The most effective thing Joe Biden can do to solve the inflation crisis he created is resign,” Scott said. “He’s the problem. Getting him out of office is a quick and easy solution.”

In a statement released by Scott’s office, he also spoke to Biden’s state of mind.

“Let’s be honest here,” he added. “Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated and confused. … He’s incapable of leading and he’s incapable of carrying out his duties. Period.

“Everyone knows it. No one is willing to say it. But we have to, for the sake of the country. Joe Biden can’t do the job.”