Report: Trump pushes Rick Scott to challenge McConnell
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.