Scott Banished After Failed Challenge To McConnell

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 01: Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) walks to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) office in the U.S. Capitol Building on August 01, 2022 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Senate is scheduled to leave for August recess with action on several pieces of legislation still currently outstanding, including votes on Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-WV) Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the PACT Act, and the Respect for Marriage Act. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Florida Sen. Rick Scott was banished from the GOP’s Senate leadership team and replaced as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
  • Montana GOP Sen. Steve Daines was elected the new chair of the NRSC for the 2024 election cycle.
  • McConnell, who defeated Scott 37-10, is the longest-serving Senate GOP leader.
  • “I don’t own this job. Anybody in the conference is certainly entitled to challenge me,” McConnell said at the GOP leadership press conference. “And I welcome the contest.”

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