McConnell Retains GOP Senate Leadership, Defeating Rick Scott

Mitch McConnell will retain the GOP Senate management, defeating Florida Republican Rick Scott in a Wednesday afternoon vote.

The Kentucky Republican defeated Scott, who had introduced Tuesday that he could be working in opposition to McConnell for Senate Republican chief, 37-10.

“I’ve the votes,” McConnell mentioned in response to Scott’s announcement. “I will probably be elected.”

“I’m writing to you immediately as a result of I imagine it’s time for the Senate Republican Convention to be way more daring and resolute than we have now been prior to now,” wrote Scott, the chairman of the Nationwide Republican Senatorial Committee, in a letter to his colleagues.

“We should begin saying what we’re for, not simply what we’re in opposition to. I don’t imagine we will merely proceed to say the Democrats are radical, which they’re,” he continued. “Republican voters anticipate and need to know our plan to advertise and advance conservative values.”

On Tuesday night, The Day by day Sign reached out to each Republican senator (besides Scott and McConnell), asking them if they might assist Scott for Senate Republican chief in opposition to McConnell.

Braun and Johnson have been the one senators to precise assist on Tuesday.

In his letter to his GOP colleagues, Scott additionally mentioned:

For many who need to get severe about ending reckless authorities spending and the devastating inflation it has induced, lastly take motion to guard Social Safety and Medicare and protect the promise of those packages for our kids and grandchildren, maintain authorities accountable from the FBI to the IRS, really fight the acute hazard posed by Communist China and refocus our navy on deadly protection as an alternative of woke nonsense, I ask to your assist in altering the path of the Senate and rescuing America from the damaging path Democrats have set it on.

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