It would appear that we have the makings of a donnybrook at the top of the food chain in the Republican wing of the Senate.
Senator McConnell (R-KY) recently expressed displeasure with “candidate quality” and cited it as why Republicans may lose the Senate outright in this election.
Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), the National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman, just ripped him for saying that.
Do Your Job
Honestly, it is not McConnell’s job to critique candidate quality; that is our job.
I agree with McConnell on several candidates, but, again, that is not his job to say that.
McConnell’s job is to sit back, wait for the primary, then help every Republican winner in the general election.
He has two jobs as the leader in the GOP Senate.
He needs to rally Senators to back or oppose legislation and support the candidates to help them in their elections.
Scott believes that McConnell’s comments are hurting the GOP’s chances to take the Senate back.
He wants to see McConnell boost them, not cut them down.
Scott stated, “We have great candidates.
“He wants to do the same thing I want to do: I want to get a majority.
“And I think it’s important that we’re all cheerleaders for our candidates.”
McConnell, however, has an ax to grind with Trump, and there is nothing he would like to see more than every Trump candidate fail to win their race.
To that point, Scott stated, “If you trash talk our candidates … you hurt our chances of winning, and you hurt our candidates’ ability to raise money.
“I know they’re good candidates, because I’ve been talking to them and they’re working their butts off.”
Let’s see if this little pep talk gets McConnell back in the game or if he digs in on his criticism of Trump’s candidates.
Source: Fox News