Tuesday Florida Senator Rick Scott announced to GOP colleagues in a note that he would be running against current Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to take the top Republican position in Senate. Scott is currently the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and has been at odds with McConnell for the majority of the year over political strategy. Scott is closely aligned with former President Trump who has called for McConnell to be removed as Senate Republican leader. While Scott has hinted at the possibility of challenging McConnell for months, it wasn’t until Tuesday that he confirmed the news during a closed-door meeting.
According to Fox News, Scott asked for the support of fellow Republicans by saying:
“For those who want to get serious about ending reckless government spending and the devastating inflation it has caused, finally take action to protect Social Security and Medicare and preserve the promise of these programs for our children and grandchildren, hold government accountable from the FBI to the IRS, truly combat the extreme danger posed by Communist China and refocus our military on lethal defense instead of woke nonsense, I ask for your support in changing the direction of the Senate and rescuing America from the dangerous path Democrats have set it on.”
Below is Scott’s letter to GOP colleagues, from Fox News.
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Rick Scott is right – republicans need to unite. They need a new leader to do so. They also need a plan. Most conservatives have been asking for one to be heard via candidates in the November election – all we get is more soundbites to the point our candidates sound like illiterate democrats using the same verbiage. How can you expect to win an election if no one knows what you intend to do. So far – Kari Lake in Arizona is the only candidate that has a plan. Wake up America – know your candidates and request a clear plan they can follow. Hold them accountable.