Rick Scott embraces his role as Biden antagonist

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is embracing his newfound role as one of President Biden’s chief GOP antagonists.

Scott, a first-term senator and chairman of the Senate GOP’s campaign arm, stepped up his attacks on Biden this week and went up with a TV ad, a move that could help bolster his national profile.


Scott, who has a reputation in the Senate as somewhat of a loner, is widely seen as having White House ambitions if former President Trump doesn’t run for office. And he’s not shying away from his push for Biden to debate him over inflation — a setup that, if the president accepted it, would likely draw comparisons to presidential election debates.