Jamiesfeast – Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican senator from Florida, made a strong statement on Sunday, asserting that Donald Trump’s involvement in congressional border negotiations is “irrelevant.” This comes as reports surface, suggesting that the former president is collaborating with legislative allies in an attempt to obstruct the bipartisan border security bill.
During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Scott dismissed the relevance of the individual in question by stating, “He’s not in office. He’s irrelevant to this conversation.”
In a campaign speech on Saturday night, Trump proudly boasted about his accomplishment of effectively killing the bill. With a smile on his face, he urged people to place the blame on him. Furthermore, he took the opportunity to criticize the current conditions at the border.
Scott recently had a conversation with the ex-president, who did not request him to refrain from endorsing any potential agreement.
Scott asserted that he has personally conversed with President Trump and clarified that the latter has never made any requests for him to oppose anything.
President Joe Biden initially supported a $100 billion spending package, which included funding for both the border and foreign aid. However, Republicans have since advocated for separating aid to Ukraine from the overall deal and linking it to reforms in border security.
Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah, expressed his dismay at the reports suggesting President Trump’s involvement in the process, describing it as “appalling.”
Sen. Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, expressed his strong disapproval of the reports, labeling them as “immoral.”
In a scathing critique on Sunday, Scott criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for not exerting more effort in negotiations. He also dismissed President Trump’s assertion that he has already thwarted the bill.
Scott emphasized that if one does not prioritize securing the border, it would be unfair to blame Trump. He added that it would be more honest to acknowledge not caring about the voters’ opinions.