Flash, McConnell will have a strong challenger for Senate Minority Leader.
Published on 16.11.2022
The feud that began several months ago in the heat of the 2022 midterms between National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott, R-Fl, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, looks set to escalate. to chase.
Several months ago, Rick Scott hinted that he intended to run against McConnell if the Republicans regained a majority in the Senate, but he apparently abandoned his plans when it became clear that Republican candidates Adam Laxalt and Blake Masters would lose their race, allowing the Democrats to retain a majority.
Mr. Scott lashed out at Mr. McConnell this week and blamed Senate leaders for the Republicans’ failure to take over the Senate and House of Representatives, saying they lacked a constructive vision and that they relied solely on negative messages against Mr. Biden.
On Tuesday, he officially announced that he was running against McConnell for the position of Senate Minority Leader.
Republicans do not yet know when they will vote on leadership, as they await the Georgia election runoff, where Trump-backed Herschel Walker runs against incumbent Herschel Walker, D-Ga.
FOX News Reports: Sen. Rick Scott is running to dethrone Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as the first Senate Republican, he announced in a memo to his GOP colleagues on Tuesday and obtained by Fox News Digital.
Scott, R-Fla, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, disagreed with McConnell. R- Ky. most of the year on political strategy. Mr. Scott is also closer to former President Donald Trump, who has called for Mr. McConnell to be removed as Senate Republican leader.
Scott has repeatedly refused to rule out challenging McConnell in recent months, but did not confirm his intentions until Tuesday at a closed GOP luncheon.
“I am writing to you today because I believe it is time for the Senate Republican Conference to be much bolder and more decisive than we have been in the past. We need to start saying what we are for, not just what we are against,” Scott said in a letter to his GOP colleagues.