Florida Senator Rick Scott said Americans on the “militant left” are a greater threat to the country than all the wars the US has fought in its entire existence.
Speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Mr. Scott called his fellow Americans the “enemy within.”
“We survived the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I and World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War. But today we face the greatest danger we have ever faced. The militant left in our country has become the internal enemy,” he said to applause.
“The militant left has now seized control of our economy, our culture and our country,” he said.
His chair National Republican Senate Committee He recently released his own agenda for the Republican midterm campaign, filled with culture war policies and inflammatory language.
The 31-page agenda acquired by Politico calls for the effective delisting of transgender people, the elimination of questions about race on government forms, and the completion of Donald Trumpthe border wall.
On Saturday, Mr. Scott warned the CPAC audience that the “leftist awakening” — a term used by some conservatives to describe people who oppose racist and offensive language — was trying to end their freedom.
“The awakening left now controls the Democratic Party, the entire federal government, the media, academia, big tech, Hollywood, most corporate boardrooms, and now even some of our top military leaders.
“They are working to redefine America, to silence their opponents – and that means you – they destroy almost everything they touch and they have their hands on everything,” he said, providing no evidence or context to back up his claims. .