‘Parroting Democrat Lies’: Feud Between McConnell, Scott Heats Up

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott continued their feud over the GOP’s under-performance in the 2022 midterms, with McConnell saying Scott’s policy proposals would hurt his re-election chances.
  • As head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Scott introduced an eleven-point plan that he promoted as the party’s platform for the midterms. Democrats called out one plank that would sunset all federal laws after five years as a bid to cut Social Security and Medicare. McConnell and other Republicans have repeatedly disavowed the platform.
  • After President Joe Biden cited the plan during his State of the Union address, McConnell again blasted Scott. He told Kentucky radio host Terry Meiners that the plan would imperil Scott’s 2024 re-election bid.