Feb 25, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Report: Trump pushes Rick Scott to challenge McConnell

Donald Trump and Rick Scott

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Former President Trump is privately pushing Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) to challenge Mitch McConnell for Senate majority leader, Politico reports.

Why it matters: Trump's move could sow tension between McConnell and Scott — who, as NRSC chair, is leading the party's campaign to win a majority in November's midterms.

  • At a private meeting at Mar-a-Lago a few days ago, Politico reports, Trump told Scott: "You should run for Senate majority leader."
  • Axios has invited comment from Trump.
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