McConnell Losing Power In The GOP

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( – The Club for Growth, a prominent conservative advocacy group, has backed Sen. Rick Scott’s (R-Fla.) reelection bid and is defending him against the “false attacks” of “establishment Republicans” such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).

Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh has noted that Scott is a “proven conservative” who has fought for better economic growth and less government spending.

He continued to say that other Republicans had previously “caved to massive tax-and-spend packages” which have harmed the economy while Scott has always “championed small government solutions centered around fiscal responsibility.” He concluded that the criticisms and attacks he was facing not only from establishment Republicans like McConnell but also from Democrats like President Joe Biden were unreasonable.

The statement from the group was released only days after McConnell criticized Scott’s plan which called for all federal legislation to sunset after five years. The plan was first introduced last summer by Scott who is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

While speaking with radio host Terry Meiners, McConnell reiterated that this plan was Scott’s and it was “not a Republican plan.” On Tuesday, McConnel once again responded to President Biden’s allegations during the State of the Union address that “some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security to sunset every five years.”

At the time he told reporters that this was not part of the Senate Republicans’ plan, despite the fact that it keeps coming up. He added that it was not on their agenda to revisit Medicare or Social Security.


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