Mighty Mitch Isn’t Messing Around, Squeezes Rick Scott Out

UNITED STATES - JULY 27: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., participate in the Congressional statue dedication and unveiling ceremony in honor of Amelia Earhart in Statuary Hall in the Capitol on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott was “un-invited” to Tuesday’s Senate Republican leadership press conference after announcing that he planned to challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, according to Scott’s office.
  • Scott, a member of the Senate GOP leadership team as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, typically appears at the weekly news conference with McConnell and other GOP leaders.

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