Rick Scott blasts TX GOP for not being ‘inclusive’
Senator Rick Scott (R-Fl.) criticized the Texas Republican Party for its stance on homosexuality on Wednesday.
Texas Republicans met at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston this week to set the party’s agenda for the 2022 election and to discuss the issues of the day, such as election integrity, immigration, gun control, and the economy.
The more conservative grassroots set the tone for the convention, rebuking Senator John Cornyn (R-Tx.) for his stance on gun control and taking a significant stand on the 2020 election, where convention attendees passed a resolution saying that Joe Biden was not ‘legitimately elected.’
The convention also passed a resolution calling homosexuality an “abnormal lifestyle choice.”
Scott was asked to provide a comment about the resolutions passed by the Texas Republican Party, including their stance on homosexuality.
My experience is, you know, the Republican Party is inclusive. And so I don’t — I wouldn’t have supported that, what they did,” He said.
Scott also said that he accepts President Biden’s election and does not believe in claims that the election was stolen.
Scott is one of the most high-ranking Republicans in the U.S Senate, leading the highly influential National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The Senator weighed in on a number of other issues as well, such as a video that was released by former Missouri Governor and Senate candidate Eric Greitens. The video shows Greitens and supporters in military uniform going ‘RINO Hunting’
Eric Greitens 💥 Going RINO hunting 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/iHgZnKFfa1
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Scott said that he does not support the promotion of violence, but is bullish on Republicans’ chances of winning the Missouri Senate seat.
“I think Missouri will make a good choice. And I think whoever they choose is going to be the Republican senator from Missouri,” he said. “There’s no reason to believe we won’t win Missouri whoever our nominee is there. We’ve got good people running. But we’ll see what happens.” He said.
While Scott was willing to criticize the Texas Republican Party, he ended on a more conciliatory note, saying “Every state party has a right to make any decision they want.”
“I don’t tell people what they ought to run on,” he added. “We show people where the public is. But every state’s got different issues. And they ought to run on the issues that are important to them.”
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