During an episode of Newsmax’s The Right Squad, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) criticized Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), who is running as a Republican presidential candidate in 2024.
Gaetz compared Scott to someone who “transcended time” due to his political beliefs.
Reflecting on Scott’s recent appearance on The View, Gaetz remarked the left seems to harbor a particular animosity towards African American Republicans and conservative women.
In the case of Tim Scott, he appears to embody a candidate who has emerged from a different era.
Gaetz further described Scott as a representative of the Republican Party reminiscent of figures from the 1990s, such as Herbert Walker Bush or Bob Dole.
It’s worth noting that Gaetz has previously endorsed former President Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican primary.
Gaetz is looking for a candidate that does more than smile and has more than hope for a campaign strategy. The policies of the Democrat party are crushing the aspirations for the future prosperity and success of everyday Americans.
Gaetz also critically reviewed candidate Tim Scott’s recent appearance on “The View” TV show with Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. He doubts Scott will be the eventual standard bearer of the Republican Party.
Mercedes Schlapp, Gaetz’s fellow panelist, playfully quipped that the hosts on “The View” didn’t seem to notice Gaetz’s absence.
Gaetz responded that he hears that a lot. He went on to say, in his view, many people don’t miss him.
Another host, Chris Plante, joined in with his jest, saying that Joy Behar’s knowledge of being Black probably extends to attending a party in Blackface.
Gaetz has become a familiar presence on Newsmax, even stepping in as a guest host for Greg Kelly last month.
Senator Scott from South Carolina shared several incidents in which he believed he was subjected to unjust treatment by the police due to his race, including an encounter with the U.S. Capitol Police.
Despite wearing his member’s pin as a senator, Scott, who is black, recounted an incident from last year when he was stopped by a Capitol Police officer who failed to recognize his position.