Florida GOP Senator Rick Scott says that midterm voters are much more concerned about dinner table issues like gas prices than they are about whether Donald Trump will run again in 2024.
Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Scott told host Shannon Bream that the November midterm elections will be about “gas prices and food prices,” not whether Trump announces another presidential bid.
“This year is going to be a referendum on Biden. It’s pretty simple,” the senator said. “It’s not going to be about ’24. It’s going to be about ’22.”
Last week Trump said he has made up his mind about entering the presidential race and that the “big decision” was whether to announce his choice before or after the November midterms.
The news drew some fears from Republicans, who are expected to make big gains in Congress but may struggle to reclaim seats if Trump distracts from core issues such as inflation.
Scott said despite Trump’s mulling; voters are focused on what is affecting their everyday lives. He added the GOP is well positioned for the elections because of what he called Biden’s “do-nothing” agenda, which voters are “fed up” with.
“People are focused on what’s happening to them,” the senator told Bream. “It’s going to be about three issues: inflation, my kids getting a good education, and living in a safe community. And the Democrats are on the wrong side of those issues.”
Some on the left feel that Trump may make his announcement of running again soon – well before November — maybe as soon as this week, to pull the news cycle away from the Jan. 6 hearings, which many believe are looking worse and worse for the former president.