Mitch McConnell’s Replacement Revealed?

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( – On Wednesday, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced officially that he would be trying to win a leadership position within the Republican party in the next Senate. In a letter that was sent out to his fellow Senate GOP members, he stated that he had decided that this was the time for him to run for Senate Republican leader as he believed that the party needed a change. 

Scott is not the only person to have joined the race as Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX, are also going to be trying to win over the position that had been previously held by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. 

Scott in his announcement noted how important it was to have transparency within the conference and argued that there were way too many backroom deals that had been made in secret. The original reports of his campaign had first been released by the Wall Street Journal. 

The Florida Senator also took the chance to refer to the failure to have legislation pushed forward through the committee and that they were normalizing passing trillion-dollar spending bills without any amendments or proper review. He added that More often than not the Senate Republicans were not working in collaboration with the House GOP. 

Scott also pointed out that it is way too common for their body to be passing legislation that has the full support of the Democrats but that is only supported by a quarter of the Republican conference. He added that this has led to more unity in the Democratic party and further division within the GOP. 

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