WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court:
Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is firing back at Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) after the Senate Minority Leader criticized the quality of the Republican Senate candidates across the country.
Scott told Politico that he and McConnell have a strategic disagreement about how to describe the party’s senate hopefuls, Mediaite reports.
The response comes after McConnell gave a grim outlook on the prospects of the Republicans taking back control of the Senate.
McConnell stated, “I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate… Senate races are just different. They’re statewide. Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.”
In response Scott said of McConnell, “Sen. McConnell and I clearly have a strategic disagreement here … We have great candidates… I think it’s important that we’re all cheerleaders for our candidates.”
Scott continued, “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.”