This is the beginning of the new two years internal Grand ole Party political infighting…..
McConnell easily keeps his leadership spot against Rick Scott and Trump trying to dethrown him….
Never mind the Democrats…..
There IS gonna be a trouble within the Republican Parties lawmakers and supporters….
Allied senators have been known to have occasional skirmishes, but the dispute between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Rick Scott is striking, in part because of its intensity, and in part because it’s spilling out into the public.
As the far-right Floridian kicked off a rare challenge to McConnell yesterday, The Hill reported that GOP senators “let their fury and frustration out at one another” in a meeting that turned “nasty and personal.”
Some of this seems predictable given the circumstances — Republicans assumed they’d retake the Senate majority, and their failure has generated an abundance of ill will — but the intraparty arguments are going beyond mere finger-pointing. Politico reported this morning that two senators have called for an audit of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
During a tense, three-hour-long meeting of the Senate GOP Conference, Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said there should be an independent review of how the party’s campaign arm spent its resources before falling short of its goal of winning the majority. … According to two people familiar with the discussion, Blackburn told Scott during the meeting that there needed to be an accounting of how money was spent, and that it was important for senators to have a greater understanding of how and why key decisions involving financial resources were made. To move forward, Blackburn said, the party needed to determine what mistakes were made.
Chris Hartline, an NRSC spokesperson, told Politico such a review would be unnecessary, and it remains to be seen whether the calls for such scrutiny will grow louder. It’s possible that little will come of this.
But these concerns are not altogether new. As we discussedover the summer, Scott used NRSC resources to promote himself and his unpopular governing blueprint, fueling derisive chatter on Capitol Hill that “NRSC” stood for the “National Rick Scott Committee.” It was against this backdrop that The Washington Post reported a few months ago that some campaign advisers in the party were demanding an audit of the committee’s finances….
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