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“The most effective thing Joe Biden can do to solve the inflation crisis he created is resign. He’s the problem,” Scott, R-Fla., said Tuesday ahead of Biden’s planned remarks on inflation.
“Let’s be honest here. Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated and confused. He doesn’t know where he is half the time. He’s incapable of leading and he’s incapable of carrying out his duties,” Scott added.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about Scott calling for Biden to resign, although it has aggressively pushed back against suggestions Biden’s isn’t mentally fit for the job.
Scott’s comment comes as Biden is hammering the senator, who is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), over a plan he released this year for a GOP agenda if they take the Senate majority.
A White House official called Scott’s plan “an ultra-MAGA proposal that would raise taxes on 75 million, primarily middle-class, American families while sunsetting vital programs like Social Security and Medicare.”
White House director of rapid response Mike Gwin said in a statement to Fox News Digital: “Senator Scott doesn’t have a leg to stand on to talk about prices when he continues to lead Congressional Republicans in pushing a MAGA agenda that would raise taxes on half of Americans and jeopardize retirement benefits like Social Security and Medicare.”
“Putting billionaires ahead of the middle class may make sense when Scott’s at Mar-a-Lago, but it’s bad news for working families. Senator Scott’s plan sounds too extreme to believe, but Americans should see it for themselves on Scott’s website – RescueAmerica.com – and compare it with the President’s plan to lower costs for working families and strengthen our middle class.”
Scott was criticized in GOP circles for the plan, which some said gave Democrats an easy target to attack in a midterm cycle where all the political winds are blowing in Republicans’ direction.
Biden, meanwhile, is giving remarks Tuesday about how he plans to lower inflation and lower the deficit, amid relentless criticism from Republicans that Biden is the one causing it. Republicans blame reckless spending and policies like the student loan debt pause for fueling inflation.
Fox News’ Pat Ward contributed to this report.