Rick Scott
Florida Sen. Rick Scott speaks during a news conference following the weekly GOP policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on September 20, 2022.AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
  • The senator called the results a complete disappointment for the GOP.

  • Scott said GOP'ers didn't give a positive vision to counteract their criticisms.

  • The GOP was poised to make gains in Congress, but control of the houses is not certain.

Rick Scott, the head of the campaign arm to elect GOP senators, said on Friday that the results of the election in two years were a complete disappointment.

The Florida lawmaker said that GOP voters did not turn out in sufficient numbers to counteract Democratic voters.

The perception of being a marquee year for Republicans was questioned by the host of his program.

What happened to the wave and the election? Because I didn't see it.

Scott said what happened to them. Voters didn't show up on election day. We didn't have enough people to vote. It's not a good feeling.

During the current cycle, the Florida senator was the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and barnstormed the country in support of high-profile candidates.

In the first major national election after the 2020 presidential contest and the January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol, the GOP did not offer a positive vision for voters.

We need to reflect now. He asked what didn't happen. We did not have enough of a positive message. We talked about how bad the agenda was. The Democrats are radical but we need a plan of what we stand for.

It was expected that Republicans would make major gains in Congress, as they have struggled with mediocre approval ratings and an electorate that has been frustrated by the direction of the country.

Even though Democrats are on the verge of retaining their Senate majority, control of the House is still up in the air, a scenario which was seen as highly unlikely even a week ago.

Scott is one of three Republican senators who wrote a letter this week asking for a delay in the GOP leadership vote.

There are multiple reasons that a red wave didn't happen. There needs to be serious discussions within our conference as to why and what we can do to improve our chances in the future.

Senate Minority LeaderMitch McConnell of Kentucky has led the GOP caucus since 2007.

Scott was going to launch a challenge to the Kentucky senator until it became clear that the outcome of the Georgia Senate race wouldn't be decided until next month.

Scott took the time to support Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee in the Georgia Senate race, after neither candidate got the 50% of the vote needed to win.

Scott said they have to help Herschel.

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