Sen. Rick Scott Will Challenge McConnell to Lead Senate GOP
Tuesday, 15 November 2022 03:43 PM EST
Sen. Rick Scott will vie unseat Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as the top Republican in the Senate, he said in a note to party colleagues Tuesday.
Scott, R-Fla., is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And he has clashed with McConnell. R-Ky., for most of this year over political strategy.
Former President Donald Trump has for months also been critical of McConnell and has urged his removal. And Scott is more closely aligned with Trump, who himself is expected to announce another run for the presidency on Tuesday evening.
Indeed, McConnell has come under fire within his own party for failing to lead a more successful midterm charge against the Democrats.
The Scott note was first obtained by Fox News.
In past months, Scott has ruled out challenging McConnell, but he has also held off on confirming his plans, confirming them at a close-door party luncheon.
This is a developing story.