Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) criticized President Joe Biden’s economic policies in a new ad, saying gas prices and baby formula shortages are the result of the Democratic leader’s “incompetence” and “confusion.”
“With Joe Biden as president, all Americans have one thing in common: we all have less, and everything costs more. More for gas, more for food, more for rent,” Scott said in the ad, talking about rising mortgage rates and shortages of baby formula as a result of Biden’s economic policies.
“Joe Biden is incompetent, confused and forcing us to a recession,” the senator continued.
Senator Scott: Biden es unfit for office
Senator Scott has been a strong critic of the Biden administration. In recent weeks he has harped on the president’s inability to govern, emphasizing his “incoherence” and “incapacity.”
Last Tuesday, May 10, the president offered a speech in which he attempted to direct responsibility for inflation at Republicans, singling out Senator Scott in particular and suggesting that GOP representatives only plan to raise taxes.
Sen. Rick Scott, however, beat him to the punch. Knowing that the President would address the nation on the inflation crisis, the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee released a statement saying that the solution to inflation was Biden’s resignation, and referring to the President’s now common confusion and inability.
“Let’s be honest here. Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated and confused. He doesn’t know where he is half the time. He’s incapable of leading and he’s incapable of carrying out his duties,” he said. “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.”
Later in the day, Scott said Biden has “zero ideas” on how to solve the inflationary crisis “he’s created,” and invited him to debate him in Florida on inflation and his “disastrous economic agenda.”
“I’m glad we’re having a discussion about Joe Biden’s inflation and the impact it’s having on hardworking Americans,” Rick Scott said in another statement. “We know that Joe Biden can be rolled up to the podium and give a speech from a teleprompter – albeit with a notable amount of rambling incoherence. But I believe the American people deserve a real debate on this issue.”
During the first two years of the Biden administration, U.S. inflation reached its highest ceiling in 40 years and soared to 8.3% in March. The most noticeable impact is being felt in gasoline prices, which now average $4.59 per gallon.