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McConnell Boots Two Senators Off Top Committee After They Tried To Oust Him As Leader

Posted on AllSides February 2nd, 2023
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) removed Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) from the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday after the two lawmakers attempted to oust the veteran Republican leader.

Scott claimed during an interview with The Hill that McConnell “kicked” him off the Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over science, transportation, technology, and a host of interstate commerce issues. Scott reportedly learned of the decision in a text message and was “furious,” one source told the outlet, which added that other conservatives concur that the failed...

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