Rick Scott Slams McConnell’s Wing of GOP for Trashing Republican Senate Candidates

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  • Source: Breitbart
  • 09/02/2022

Rick Scott Slams McConnell’s Wing of GOP for Trashing Republican Senate Candidates

  • by:
  • Source: Breitbart
  • 09/02/2022

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), slammed Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the establishment wing of the Republican party on Thursday for trashing GOP Senate candidates in swing states.

“Unfortunately, many of the very people responsible for losing the Senate last cycle are now trying to stop us from winning the majority this time by trash-talking our Republican candidate,” Scott wrote in the Washington Examiner about the establishment uniparty in Washington, DC.
 
“It’s an amazing act of cowardice, and ultimately, it’s treasonous to the conservative cause,” Scott continued. “Giving anonymous quotes to help the Washington Post or the New York Times write stories trashing Republicans is the same as working with the Democratic National Committee.”

Speaking with Politico, Scott called out McConnell directly for misaligning his political agenda with the NRSC, which is in charge of reclaiming the Senate in November:
 

Sen. McConnell and I clearly have a strategic disagreement here … We have great candidates. … And I think it’s important that we’re all cheerleaders for our candidates. … If you trash talk our candidates … you hurt our chances of winning, and you hurt our candidates’ ability to raise money. … I know they’re good candidates, because I’ve been talking to them and they’re working their butts off.

Scott noted in the Examiner that the “self-appointed ‘smart guys’ in Washington think they (not the voters) should be able to choose our candidates.”

“The D.C. crowd should not choose candidates, and they do not, and they will not,” he added.
 
Scott, who won his Senate seat in 2018 and become the NRSC chairman in 2020, has been rumored as a potential opponent to McConnell’s Senate leadership position. Former President Donald Trump reportedly pitched Scott at Mar-a-Lago in February to run against McConnell.

“You should run for Senate majority leader,” Trump told Scott.

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