Sen. Rick Scott, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Thursday declared that the "civil war" among members of his party is over and the focus is now on concentrating on the issues and defeating Democrats in upcoming elections.
"The Democratic Party, it is a socialist party now, so the Republicans' civil war is actually canceled," the Florida Republican said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "We are going to focus on issues. The Biden administration is making it easy for us. They are killing jobs, they won't open schools, but they will open borders."
But Republicans will be known as the party that will help families, said Scott.
"We are going to win because we care about your job, your kids' education," said Scott. "We are going to fund the police ... we are going to make sure we have a strong military because we want to keep our freedoms. We are not going down the path of socialism, so it is important to make sure that we focus on the issues, and the civil war of the Republicans, it is absolutely canceled."
His comments come after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who chairs the House Republican Conference, disagreed about whether former President Donald Trump should speak to the Conservative Political Action Conference Sunday. McCarthy quickly replied that Trump should speak, but Cheney said the former president should have no role in the party.
Meanwhile, the House expected to vote on the $1.9 COVID relief bill Friday, and Scott accused Democrats of not caring "how much they spend."
"Republicans believe in helping people," he said. "We want to have a very targeted bill...for the Democrats, this is just a payback for the liberal politicians, bailing out their states."
He acknowledged that his state would get money, but "let's remember nothing is free. We are going to have to pay this money back in taxes."
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