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  • State of the Race: Six key Senate seats Republicans look to flip in 2024

    03/10/2024 3:46:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/10/24 | Kyle Morris, Paul Steinhauser
    Republicans are gearing up for what could be an epic showdown for majority control of the Senate with several contentious elections around the country later this year. Democrats control the U.S. Senate with a 51-49 majority, but Republicans are looking at a favorable Senate map in 2024, with Democrats defending 23 of the 34 seats up for grabs. Three of those seats are in red states former Donald Trump carried in 2020 - West Virginia, Montana and Ohio. Five other seats, one of which is held by an independent, are in key swing states narrowly carried by President Biden in...
  • BREAKING: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz calls for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to step down

    02/06/2024 9:52:02 PM PST · by RandFan · 93 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Feb 6 | Leading Report
    @LeadingReport BREAKING: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz calls for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to step down. Cruz said when asked if it’s necessary for McConnell to step down as Senate leader, “I think it is.” Other Republican senators have had enough of McConnell as well. Sen. Ron Johnson likewise said McConnell’s strategy was “fatally flawed” when he “entered into this secret negotiation with Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer.” “It normalizes thousands of people a day,” Johnson said of the bill. “It probably undermines the future president’s ability to secure the border by having things like a discretionary threshold.” Sen. Rick Scott...
  • Sen. Rick Scott is third GOP lawmaker ‘swatted’ during holidays

    12/28/2023 12:01:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/28/2023 | Josh Christenson
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) became the third GOP member of Congress to be “swatted” during this week’s holiday recess, following earlier false reports to law enforcement of incidents at the homes of Reps. Brandon Williams (R-NY) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). “Last night, while at dinner with my wife, cowards ‘swatted’ my home in Naples. These criminals wasted the time & resources of our law enforcement in a sick attempt to terrorize my family,” Scott posted Thursday on X. The Republican senator also thanked the Naples Police Department and the Collier County Sheriff’s Department “for all they do to keep...
  • VIDEO: Christopher Wray Suffers Brain Freeze over Terrorism Question

    11/01/2023 8:38:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Rumble ^ | November 1, 2023 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOSenator Rick Scott asked FBI Director Christopher Wray if the threat of terrorism had increased since Biden took office. Of course, the answer is more than obvious which explains why Wray had a brain freeze while desperately thinking of a politically safe answer to give.
  • WATCH: FBI director goes silent when asked if country 'safer' under Biden

    11/01/2023 12:11:24 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 31, 2023 7:13pm EDT | Brandon Gillespie
    FBI Director Christopher Wray went silent Tuesday when questioned over whether the country is safer since President Biden took office. "Is the United States safer from foreign terror threats today? Are we safer than when Joe Biden took office — from the day he took office?" Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., asked Wray during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. Wray took an extended pause, sitting silently and appearing to be in deep thought before finally answering. "What I would say to you is that the terror threats have elevated. But I also think there are a lot of things the...
  • WATCH: FBI director goes silent when asked if country 'safer' under Biden

    10/31/2023 4:52:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/31/23 | Brandon Gillespie
    FBI Director Christopher Wray went silent Tuesday when questioned over whether the country was safer since President Biden took office. "Is the United States safer from foreign terror threats today? Are we safer than when Joe Biden took office — from the day he took office?" Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., asked Wray during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. Wray took an extended pause, sitting silently and appearing to be in deep thought before finally answering. "What I would say to you is that the terror threats have elevated. But I also think there are a lot of things the...
  • Biden strategy rested on trusting the Iranians

    10/09/2023 12:44:05 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.villages-news.com ^ | October 9, 2023 | By Senator Rick Scott (R) FL
    The atrocities that occurred during the Iranian-backed Hamas attacks and invasion of Israel cannot be ignored. We must acknowledge how this happened. Logically, what happens when the largest state-sponsor-of-terrorism is able to free up billions of dollars now being sent for verifiable purchases? They are able to fund their terror operations with less restrictions. President Biden’s strategy rests on trusting the Iranians. It’s foolish, dangerous and we refuse to do it. This attack was more evil and complex than ever before and requires the world to react in united support of Israel. I am calling on all Abraham Accords and...
  • Lloyd’s Becomes Latest Firm to Exit UN’s Net-Zero Alliance

    05/30/2023 11:26:37 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 27, 2023 | Naveen Athrappully
    Insurance company Lloyd’s of London has announced its exit from a net-zero alliance for insurers—the sixth such organization to have pulled out from the initiative within a week. The Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), convened by the United Nations, seeks to commit group members, composed of the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers, to fighting climate change. As part of this, members have to transition their insurance and reinsurance underwriting portfolios to net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. On Friday, Lloyd’s of London quit the NZIA. This took the total number of members who have quit NZIA this week alone to...
  • Republicans Savagely Put Joy Behar In Her Place Over Comment On Black Conservatives

    05/25/2023 5:37:18 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 42 replies
    TownHall ^ | May 24, 2023 | Sarah Arnold
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. Byron Donalds( R-Fla) unleash fury on The View host Joy Behar for claiming Black conservatives don't understand racism in the United States. For those who don't watch the liberal-filled panel talk about things they have no idea about, Behar insinuated that Black Republican Americans, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, "don't get" the struggles of being a U.S. African-American because they choose to ignore or never had to face systemic racism. "He's one of these guys, like Clarence Thomas, Black Republican, who believes in pulling yourself up by your bootstraps rather than understanding the...
  • 11th Circuit Upholds Ban on Sale to 18-20 Year-Olds, En Banc Vote Likely

    03/21/2023 5:28:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | March 17, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    Five years ago, on March 8, 2018, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law Senate Bill 726. The law forbade residents of Florida 18-20 years old from purchasing firearms from federally licensed dealers. On the same day, the NRA sued the state of Florida (in the office of Attorney General, then Rick Swearingen), claiming the law was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. On June 21, 2021, the District Court Judge ordered summary judgement against the NRA and for the State of Florida, finding the purchase ban on long guns against residents 18-20 years old did not violate the Second Amendment....
  • DeSantis and Rick Scott demand audit of Orlando prosecutor who failed to lock up career criminal gangster, 19, who killed journalist and a nine-year-old girl.. as she DEFENDS her office, saying 'hindsight is 20/20'

    03/02/2023 2:31:44 PM PST · by LibertyWoman · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/02/2023 | JEN SMITH
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Rick Scott are demanding answers from the Orlando prosecutor whose office failed to keep the 19-year-old gangster who killed a journalist and nine-year-old girl off the streets despite his long rap sheet. ... Moses had been arrested 19 times in the past on suspicion of an array of crimes including grand theft, burglary and attempted murder. Most of the offenses occurred when he was a juvenile, so the outcome of the arrests is unknown.
  • Scott invites Biden to debate on Social Security, Medicare

    02/09/2023 12:58:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-09-2023 | JARED GANS
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) invited President Biden to debate over Social Security and Medicare on Thursday while the president is in Florida after days of the White House and the GOP sparring over whether the programs are at risk of facing funding cuts. “Since you can’t stop talking about me and lying to Floridians about Social Security and Medicare, I’m sure you’ll accept my invitation to debate the issue,” Scott wrote on Twitter. “I’ll be back in Florida tonight. You pick the time and place.”
  • Florida US Sen. Rick Scott to Run for Second Term in 2024

    01/26/2023 2:30:46 PM PST · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    NBC ^ | January 26, 2023 | NBC 6
    One of Florida's two members of the United States Senate, Rick Scott, is running for a second term in 2024. Scott reportedly made the decision in an announcement first shared with NBC News. Scott released his campaign staff hires and made it clear he’s not planning to run for president, as some have speculated. “I’m running for the U.S. Senate,” he said.
  • Poll: Donald Trump’s Favorability Soars over Mitch McConnell

    12/24/2022 11:49:27 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Dec 2022 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Former President Trump has a significantly higher favorable rating than Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) a recent Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll found.The survey provided a list of high profile figures across the board in politics and found Trump standing at the top in terms of favorability, garnering 46 percent.That is higher than every other figure featured on the list, which includes President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and more. McConnell’s favorable figures are toward the bottom half of the list, garnering a 25 percent favorable rating — 21 points lower...
  • How Rick Scott Crashed and Burned Twice in One Year

    11/21/2022 6:32:49 PM PST · by lasereye · 36 replies
    AEI ^ | November 18, 2022 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    As chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) had one job: win the Senate majority. Not only did he fail, but he did so in spectacular fashion — through calamitous mismanagement of the NRSC that left Republican candidates under fire without air cover in the final critical months of the midterm elections. Now Scott is trying to deflect blame for the GOP’s disastrous showing. So, it’s worth reviewing the record of his catastrophic tenure at the helm of the GOP’s Senate campaign arm. According to the New York Times, by July of this year, Scott’s NRSC...
  • Chuck Schumer: Mitch McConnell and I Have ‘Remarkably Similar’ Vision for Future of Republican Party

    11/16/2022 8:51:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/2022 | Sean Moran
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reportedly said Wednesday that what he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have said about the future of the Republican Party is “remarkably similar.” The comment comes after Schumer said in an interview with the New York Times he would like Republicans to work with Democrats in the aftermath of the midterm elections. Schumer’s remarks precede a Senate Republican Conference meeting in which Republicans will have to choose between McConnell and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), the outgoing National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman, as the new Senate minority leader.
  • Scott vs McConnell drama turns into dueling calls for financial audits

    11/16/2022 11:38:27 PM PST · by blueplum · 6 replies
    WashingtonExaminer ^ | 16 Nov 2022 | Virginia Aabram & David Sivak,
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) defended the National Republican Senatorial Committee amid calls that its performance under his leadership should be audited after Republicans failed to take the Senate majority in the midterm elections. Scott said he would be willing to sit down with anyone concerned about the NRSC's bookkeeping and spending and touted the financial reforms he already enacted on the Senate Republicans' campaign arm when he took over in 2021. He invited the Senate Leadership Fund PAC associated with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to do the same.... ....Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) were the two...
  • Scott out as NRSC chairman after challenging McConnell for Senate GOP leader

    11/16/2022 11:36:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies
    Just The News ^ | Updated: November 16, 2022 - 2:17pm | By Nicholas Ballasy
    Montana Sen. Steve Daines is the new chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Scott is no longer a member of the Senate GOP leadership team Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott is no longer the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee after challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for leader of the caucus on Wednesday. McConnell defeated Scott 37-10. Montana GOP Sen. Steve Daines was elected the new chair of the NRSC. McConnell, the longest serving Senate GOP leader, said on Tuesday that he welcomed the challenge from Scott but predicted he had enough votes to win. “I...
  • McConnell re-elected Senate GOP leader, defeating challenger Rick Scott

    11/16/2022 10:50:48 AM PST · by JonPreston · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/16/22 | Sahil Kapur and Frank Thorp V
    WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was re-elected as Republican leader on Wednesday, defeating a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida that reflects growing angst within the party after it underperformed in the midterm elections.
  • Rick Scott announces plan to unseat Mitch McConnell as the top Republican in the U.S. Senate

    11/15/2022 8:07:45 PM PST · by RandFan · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 15 | By Tyler Olson | Fox News
    Sen. Rick Scott is running to unseat Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as the top Republican in the Senate, he announced in a note to GOP colleagues Tuesday first obtained by Fox News Digital. Scott, R-Fla., the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), has been at odds with McConnell. R-Ky., for most of this year over political strategy. Scott is also more closely aligned with former President Donald Trump, who has called for McConnell to be removed as Senate Republican leader. "I’m writing to you today because I believe it’s time for the Senate Republican Conference to be far...