Florida Senator Rick Scott Ready to Go Toe to Toe with McConnell – Watch
Florida Senator Rick Scott is piling on with criticism against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. He is not happy with how the 2022 midterms have played out for the GOP and he is not afraid to pin the tail on the elephant leader.
Scott was asked whether he was planning on challenging McConnell for the Leader role of a new Minority or Majority, but he was not willing to answer. He just said that he wanted to focus on moving forward.
Larry Kudlow asked: “Are you yourself backing Mitch McConnell? I don’t recall.”
Sen. Rick Scott: “I want to focus on how do we go forward.”
But something has changed in Scott’s heart on this matter. Now he has decided that “going forward” needs to start with a change at the top.
Fox News reported that Sen. Rick Scott is running to unseat Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as the top GOP leader in the Senate. He made this announcement in a note to Republican colleagues on Tuesday, according to information obtained by Fox News Digital.
The Republican senator from Florida is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He has been at odds with McConnell. R-Ky., for most of this year over the party’s political strategy.
Scott is more closely aligned with former President Donald Trump who has challenged McConnell to be removed as the GOP leader in the Senate.
Scott never ruled out challenging McConnell over the last few months, but he didn’t confirm his intentions until this week during a closed-door GOP lunch.
He wrote a three-page letter to his Republican colleagues in which he stated that it was time for the Senate Republican Conference to be far more bold and more resolute than they have been in the past.
He wrote, “We must start saying what we are for, not just what we are against. I do not believe we can simply continue to say the Democrats are radical, which they are. Republican voters expect and deserve to know our plan to promote and advance conservative values.”
Larry Kudlow: "Are you yourself backing Mitch McConnell? I don't recall."
Sen. Rick Scott: "I want to focus on how do we go forward." pic.twitter.com/jbuG1DW0Yt
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