A Republican senator wants his party to rally around Donald Trump. The world has descended into chaos under Joe Biden’s leadership.
“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. 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,” Florida Sen. Rick Scott writes in a Newsweek column. “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.”
DeSantis and Others Should Step Aside
Scott calls on Trump’s rivals including Gov. Ron DeSantis, the governor from his own party and from his own state, to consider stepping aside.
“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,” Scott writes. I know most of the candidates running for president, and I respect their decision to put themselves through this very difficult process.”
The senator continued, “They’ve made their case to voters, laid out their agendas and their plans, and told their stories. 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.”
Polling shows that close to 60 percent of Republican voters want Trump to return to the White House.
World More Dangerous Under Biden
Since Trump left office the world has become a more dangerous place.
He noted that the Biden administration abandoned billions of dollars worth of American military equipment that had been gifted to the defunct Afghan army to the Taliban. Some of those weapons found their way into the hands of Hamas.
Scott argues that the Middle East is ablaze due in part to the Biden administration’s decision to send billions to Iran and to relax the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign.
“… Israel is under attack and at war after Joe Biden reduced oil sanctions and unfroze $6 billion for the Iranian regime. Israelis and Americans have been tortured and killed and are still being held hostage at the hands of Iran-financed terrorists,” Scott writes. “Forty years ago, Ronald Reagan campaigned for reelection with the phrase ‘morning in America.’ It was a message that resonated with Americans from all walks of life who were recovering from the malaise of the Jimmy Carter years. Ronald Reagan wouldn’t recognize our country today.”
Biden’s appeasement of Vladimir Putin in 2021 failed to keep him from invading Ukraine a second time a year after Biden became president. Scott notes that Biden has failed to deter Xi Jinping, which has left Taiwan and the Western Pacific vulnerable.
Crime On the Rise At Home
At home, crime is rampant and the president has surrendered the southern border to human traffickers and drug cartels. Crime in the nation’s capital has increased, and the number of homicides in Washington, D.C. has spiked at over 200 this year. In Chicago, shootings declined somewhat but still remained higher than before the pandemic.
Former Vice President Mike Pence suspended his campaign this week due to weak interest in his candidacy, but the rest of the field remains intent on pushing on. DeSantis and Haley meanwhile are caught in a pitched battle for the number two spot in the polls.
Scott’s call likely will not be heard until after the start of the primary season next year.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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