Senator Rick Scott Calls on Republicans to ‘Unite Behind Donald Trump’

Florida GOP Senator Rick Scott is calling for members of his party to “unite behind” former President Donald Trump in his campaign to reclaim the presidency in 2024. 

“I am optimistic that we can return America to its rightful position of economic and military strength and the undisputed moral leader of the free world, but only with strong leadership in the White House,” said Scott in an opinion column published Thursday by Newsweek

“That is why I support my friend President Donald J. Trump to be the 47th president of the United States and encourage every Republican to unite behind his efforts to win back the White House. It’s time for the Republican Party to come together behind one candidate and declare with one voice that we are united in our efforts to defeat Joe Biden and rescue America.”

In his column, Scott said, “Radical Democrats” and President Joe Biden’s “embarrassment” presidency are destroying the country and the values held by most Americans.”

“I am often asked whether this is the beginning of the end of America. It will be if we stop fighting and cede our country to the incompetent, radical Democrats who are destroying the fundamental values that make America great,” said Scott. “We, of course, do not even know if Joe Biden is lucid enough to be aware that his administration is destroying America. Biden’s presidency has become an embarrassment to his political party and to our entire nation.”

Scott: Polling shows people want Trump

Sen. Scott said he appreciates the decision of the other GOP candidates running for office, but the polling shows people want Trump.

“I know most of the candidates running for president, and I respect their decision to put themselves through this very difficult process. They’ve made their case to voters, laid out their agendas and their plans, and told their stories,” wrote Scott. “Make no mistake: every single one of them would be a better president than Joe Biden. But Republican voters are making their voices heard loud and clear. They want to return to the leadership of Donald Trump.”

According to FiveThirtyEight, a national polling website, Trump is substantially ahead of the Republican field with 59.1% support, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 12.8%, former governor of South Carolina and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley with 7.6%, and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy with 5.3%.

The other Republican candidates in the race are all polling below 3%.