While Democrats slander Republicans with charges of racism for removing Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Senate’s preeminent RINO is quietly punishing members of his own party by removing them from committee assignments as well.
Mitch McConnell, who seems to relish his minority leader status and played a huge role in crushing America-First Senate candidates across the country this past midterm election, has reportedly retaliated against Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rick Scott (R-FL) for their vocal criticism of the Swamp and support of the MAGA movement.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has reportedly pulled dissenter Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) from the important Commerce Committee, which could be interpreted as retaliation for challenging his leadership bid.
Further lending credibility to the retaliation theory, McConnell also pulled Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) from the Commerce Committee. Lee supported Scott’s bid to oust McConnell at the time.
Of course, since this is a matter of Republican in-fighting and all affected members are white, the story is a non-issue. It’s a far cry from the juvenile outburst displayed by Democrats in a recent hearing that resulted in Omar losing her seat.
Last month, Senator Scott put out an ad explaining why he chose to run against McConnell, essentially saying the long-time RINO wasn’t up to the task of combatting the rampant “woke socialism” entrenched in D.C.
“People told me not to run for Republican Leader against Mitch McConnell. They said I wouldn’t win. I knew it was going to be hard. But we’ve got to start somewhere,”Scott’s ad read.
“We are on the road to woke socialism and Republicans are just a speed bump,” he added. “We can’t keep doing the same old thing. It’s time for Republicans to be bold, speak the truth, and stop caving in. Help us change our party. Join us at RescueAmerica.com,” it continued.
Naturally, McConnell denied that the move ad anything to do with personal feelings about the Senators. But, the message received across the halls of Congress is clear: Buck Establishment leadership and be prepared to pay a heavy price.
“I’m not in any way offended by having an opponent or having a few votes in opposition. I’m pretty proud of 37 to 10,” McConnell said last month after securing another two years of his leadership role.
However, Rick Scott suggested in an interview that he is convinced the move was retaliatory for daring to defy the business-as-usual model so comfortably embraced by sell-out RINOs.
“McConnell got to pick. He kicked me off; he kicked Lee off,” he said after learning about losing his assignment. “I probably ran the biggest company almost any senator in the history [of the] country has ever run. I was governor of the third-biggest economy in the United States, Florida. I’ve got a business background.”
Breitbart noted that one source close to the Florida Senator was “‘furious’ after learning about his ouster from the committee in a text message.
“Other conservatives agree the leadership fight was a major factor in the decision to remove Scott and Lee from Commerce,” the Hill added. “McConnell insisted in November that he didn’t have any hard feelings left over after Scott challenged him in an acrimonious race, which McConnell eventually won by a vote of 37 to 10.”
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