Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) on Monday accused Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman of wanting to commit voter fraud after he said he opposed mandatory voter ID.
Scott, Chairman of the National Republican Senate Committee, spoke with Sean Hannity about several key midterm races, predicting confidently that the GOP will regain control of the Senate despite Democratic-friendly changes. in forecast in the previous month. Hannity, apparently still frustrated that Fetterman didn’t agree to come to his show to argue with him, began the segment by criticizing the Keystone state governor after threatening him with legal action. just last week in response to the Fetterman campaign to use Hannity’s name in a fundraising email.
“John, by the way, I see you are fundraising again not my name. Come to the show, bring your hoodie, bring your tattoo, tough guy, and we’ll talk about your position and your own words,” the Fox host challenged. “We have never told a single lie about you. What you are guilty of is called slander and libel.”
Hannity then mentioned a FoxNews.com story earlier in the day about Fetterman’s opposition to voter ID legislation. The story cites Fetterman against them because “there are tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who are generally poorer and are people of color less likely to have their identification at any given time.”
Scott responded to the story by seeking to assure Fox audiences that Dr. Mehmet Oz was a “great” candidate and “the best healthcare talk show host in the world.” . Scott, who was different? above some issues with Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), presumably motivated by McConnell recent suggestion that the quality of the Republican candidates in the Senate races could be better. (Oz himself repel that view on Fox Business Network last week.)
Fetterman is “soft on crime,” Scott declared. “He wants, what, a third felony out right now. He wants to legalize drugs, he wants to kill jobs by banning fracking. He wants to cheat in the election by… getting rid of voter ID. I mean, this guy is a radical. “
Fetterman, who mocked Republican politicians after the 2020 election by pointing to instances of GOP voter fraud, also said that last summer that the universal voter ID requirements were “implicit and unnecessary.”