Florida Senators Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Mum On Election Challenge — But At What Cost To Their Political Futures?

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott have both declined to take a public stance on whether or not they plan to join fellow Republicans on Wednesday  in challenging the Electoral College results that will confirm Joe Biden as the official president-elect.

The Florida senators’ silence comes as tensions mount over potential violence surrounding the results of the U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia on Tuesday and planned rallies in Washington, D.C., in advance of, and during, the election confirmation hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday.

“The rumor mill has it both of them will likely want to run for president,” said Ford O’Connell, Republican political strategist and former presidential campaign operative. “The reason why Rubio is in greater political danger is because his term is up in 2022. If he isn’t seen as loyal to President Trump, some up-and-comer could challenge him and conceivably win.”

The same holds true for Scott, whose term is up in 2024. O’Connell said that if either fails to challenge the election results, they risk alienating the GOP base.

Read more from Wendy Rhodes at The Palm Beach Post

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published this page in In The News 2021-01-19 11:39:27 -0500
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