Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) Repeatedly hedged as MSNBC on Sunday Chuck Todd He pressured him to explain why so many Republicans mistakenly believed that the 2020 elections were stolen.
Scott, Donald Trump supporters Who Voted to overturn the 2020 elections Only 22% of Republicans were asked about a recent MSNBC poll that showed that President Joe Biden believed he was legally elected. “Why?” Todd asked.
“I can say Joe Biden is president. We went through the constitutional process that he was elected,” Scott said. “Now I believe there is a lot of buyer remorse,” he added, criticizing Biden for inflation and withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“I understand what you’re saying,” Todd interrupted, “but why-then you’re part of the 22% who believe he was legally elected. Why Republicans. 4 out of 5 people don’t believe it? “
“You will have to ask them,” Scott said, in the fact that Trump and his political and right-wing media allies are constantly spreading disinformation and suspicions about elections and riots in the years since the vote. Did not mention.
“I think Joe Biden was elected president,” Scott continued. “I think, what we have to do now is tell you what’s not happening in DC, so we understand how to start helping these families There must be.”
“Senator, I think we both know why,” Todd said. “And let me give you what the former president put out on October 21st. It’s not like six months ago. It’s like three weeks ago.”
of October 21st statement, Trump sought to justify the January 6 deadly riot at the US Capitol. “The riot broke out on November 3rd, the election day. January 6th was a protest.”
“Are there any of those statements you agree with?” Todd asked Senator.
Scott didn’t answer the question, instead criticizing Democrats who focused on Trump, saying Republicans would win in the middle of 2022. I won’t talk about the last election. “
Trump, whose influence continues to dominate the Republican Party, Discuss and raise funds Persistent last election.
“But don’t you think it’s a mistake to blame the former president for telling a lie?” Todd asked, “Why didn’t the former president admit it?”
“I think you have to ask President Trump,” Scott replied.
After going back and forth about this, Todd told Senator, “I’m totally worried that former President Trump is helping to create a false story about something wrong with our elections. Are you doing it? “
Scott did not answer that question and said he was focusing on how to win in 2022.
This article was originally published HuffPost Was updated.