GOP Senator Rick Scott (R) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (L).
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Sen. Rick Scott dodged a question about whether he would back Mitch McConnell for GOP leader.
Scott told Fox Business host Larry Kudlow that he wanted to “focus on how do we go forward.”
Scott has the support of GOP figures like former President Donald Trump.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott on Monday dodged a question on whether he would support Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for GOP leader.
Fox Business host Larry Kudlow asked Scott if he intended to back McConnell.
“Well, look, I think we oughta have to figure out, Larry — I think what we have to do is say, what do we do going forward?” Scott responded. “And that’s what I want to do. I want to focus on how do we go forward.”
“Alright, you wanna wait and see, then go forward,” Kudlow said.
KUDLOW: Are you backing Mitch McConnell?
RICK SCOTT: Well, look, I think we outta have to figure out, Larry, I think what we have to do is say, what do we do going forward? And that’s what I want to do. I want to focus on how do we go forward. pic.twitter.com/wSHIfpW8Fb
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Much speculation has swirled around whether Scott will mount a challenge against McConnell. The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that Scott’s and McConnell’s allies are trading barbs about who should be held responsible for the GOP not wresting control of the upper chamber. Scott led the GOP’s campaign arm during the midterms.
As for the personal relationship between the two, Scott this month denied there was any bad blood between him and his Kentucky colleague.
“I don’t dislike anybody. I mean, I have my beliefs about, you know, what I’d like to accomplish up here, but I don’t dislike people,” Scott replied when asked on Fox News if he hated McConnell.
Among the allies in Scott’s corner, should he mount a challenge to McConnell, is former President Donald Trump. Trump has long feuded with McConnell and unleashed racist tirades on his wife, former transportation secretary Elaine Chao. Chao was the first Trump Cabinet …read more
Source:: Business Insider