Skip to comments.Rick Scott will challenge Mitch McConnell for Senate Republican leadership
Posted on 11/15/2022 5:43:52 PM PST by Basket_of_Deplorables
WASHINGTON — Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) will challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for the post of minority leader when the conference holds leadership elections.
Scott, 69, announced he would stand against McConnell, 80, during a closed-door lunch for Senate Republicans on Tuesday and formally announced his intention on social media hours later...
The status quo is broken and big change is needed,” tweeted Scott, a former Florida governor. “It’s time for new leadership in the Senate that unites Republicans to advance a bold conservative agenda.
“That’s why I’m running to be the Senate Republican Leader.”
McConnell did not seem unduly concerned by Scott’s challenge, telling reporters that “we had a rather lengthy and fulsome discussion, not only of the election, but the way forward.”
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If you have an R Senator in your state, please call him/her TONIGHT. Be nice, ask them to vote for Rick Scott for Leader.
Call (202) 224-3121, they will connect you to the proper office.
Please do it now!!!
(If you think Rick Scott will be worse than The Turtle, please get your head examined. And kindly stay off the thread if you just want to throw rocks.)
Mod: Please leave this up on breaking, to give Freepr Patriots the opportunity to dump Mitch.
Hey hoe, the Turtle has got to go!
Someone who is 55 should run for leader.
He pretty much let the ship sink while he was vacationing.
Good luck, Senator Scott.
McConnell is 82. People wanting McConnell to remain leader are out of their minds.
Well, my R senator stands with Ukraine. I doubt he cares what I or the rest of us think. Did you know Ukraine is one again asking for our support?
Mitch is worth nearly 200 million and in his 80s his time has come to an end go take a cruise with coca
Ukraine is a giant money laundering machine.
Rick’s letter text:
I ran for the Senate because, like each of you, I have core beliefs and would like to improve our country. While I might vote a different way than you at times, I respect each of you, your votes and your commitment to your respective states.
I’m writing to you today because I believe it’s time for the Senate Republican Conference to be far more bold and resolute than we have been in the past. 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. We need to listen to their calls for action and start governing in Washington like we
campaign back at home. There is a Republican Party that is alive and well in communities across America. It is time there is one in Washington, D.C., too. That is why I am running to be Republican Leader.
Like each of you, I am deeply disappointed by the results of the recent election. Despite what the armchair quarterbacks on TV will tell you, there is no one person responsible for our party’s performance across the country. I know there is no shortage of people who are eager to point fingers and assign blame here in Washington, but I won’t be one of them. It’s unproductive and a massive waste of time. We know that
chief among our problems in races across America was a lack of Republican voter turnout. There may be many reasons for that, but after travelling the country to support
our candidates I believe voters want a plan. They are begging us to tell them what we will do when we are in charge. Unfortunately, we have continued to elect leadership who refuses to do that and elicits attacks on anyone that does. That is clearly not working and it’s time for bold change. The voters are demanding it.
Since my first week in the Senate, I have listened to complaints about how the Senate operates. Some say there is not a way for their views to be heard. Some say we should work to unite Republicans and not Democrats. Some say we should use regular order to pass bills, which would give Senators the opportunity to debate amendments
on the floor and provide input into legislation. Some are concerned we are not passing budgets or prioritizing spending bills. Some are concerned we don’t do enough to force votes on priorities with majority support in our Conference. Some believe we don’t have a positive message to run on. Some believe we don’t hold the executive branch accountable. Some believe we constantly give in to the Democrats and have no backbone. Some believe we should not make deals with Chuck Schumer that a majority of our Conference members disagree with. Some question why we are presented large
spending bills we have never read or had input into and are expected to vote for them on short notice to prevent a government shutdown. Some wonder why we have little coordination with Republican House members. Some feel pressured to vote for bills that are either against their core beliefs and what they campaigned on or against the best interests of their state. Some believe Republican donor funds are only used to help those who support leadership. Some believe we don’t take advantage of the opportunities presented to move the Republican message forward. And then there are some that are happy with the way things are going.
I understand that I won’t gain the support of every member of our Conference, but we all have a clear choice to make. If you simply want to stick with the status quo, don’t vote for me. 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. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet with each of you to discuss your priorities and
collaborate on how we can achieve this vision.
Regardless of who we choose to be Republican Leader, I believe that we should treat this as a job interview and demand anyone running for a position of leadership in our
conference to be transparent and explain why they deserve our support. If elected Leader, I promise you the following:
1. I will always remember you elected me, and I will work with each of you to accomplish your goals.
2. I will work tirelessly to help elect all Republican Senators, whether they are likely to support me or not.
3. I will never surprise you with legislation and ask that you vote on something you haven’t had an opportunity to review.
4. I will always work to be transparent with each of you and to bring the conference together.
5. I will work with each of you to advance Republican priorities and, when possible, force Democrats to vote on our bills.
6. I will lead the conference in developing a positive, aspirational agenda that outlines our legislative goals and what Senate Republicans stand for.
7. I will engage with the Republican House to pass Republican priorities.
8. I will never pressure you to vote in a way that is counter to what you
campaigned on or not in the best interests of your state.
I humbly ask for your vote as your next Republican Leader.
Nope! No Scott who screwed the midterms.
As do most conservatives and decent people. And who is this “us” of which you speak?? You and your ilk don’t speak for everyone else.
“Is Scott really an improvement?”
Trump thinks so. Good enough for you?
Donald Trump: “I think Rick Scott would be much better than McConnell” as Republican Senate Majority Leader pic.twitter.com/EuwWwv0xrw
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 12, 2022
It’s nothing compared to fascist RuSSia.
“Nope! No Scott who screwed the midterms.”
You are mixed up. Mitch controls one fund; Scott another. Mitch pulled the plug on several MAGA folks, like Blake. Rick stepped up and did what he could, including supporting Blake and others.
I heard this list of things Scott would do as Senate Leader and I like what I heard. In the past I wasn’t a fan but if he follows through with this agenda that would be great for this country. Thanks for the numbers
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