McConnell vs. Scott: The Senate beef that won't die

Posted on AllSides February 15th, 2023
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Rick Scott suspects he was booted from his preferred committee in an act of retribution by Mitch McConnell — after the Florida senator challenged the longtime GOP leader for his post.

Scott says he’s figured out a novel strategy to deal with the alleged snub: He’s teaming up with another leading McConnell nemesis, Ted Cruz.

“I’m gonna get my stuff done. I work well with Ted Cruz, and he’s the ranking member” on the Senate Commerce Committee, Scott said in an interview. “So I’ll just work with him.”

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