Ron Johnson Backs Rick Scott to Unseat Mitch McConnell

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Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson will be nominating Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“I’ll be nominating him,” Johnson told The Daily Signal in a Tuesday evening phone call.

Scott announced Tuesday that he would be running against Mitch McConnell for Senate Republican leader.

“I’m writing to you today because I believe it’s time for the Senate Republican Conference to be far more bold and resolute than we have been in the past,” wrote Scott, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, in a letter to his colleagues.

“We must start saying what we are for, not just what we are against. I do not believe we can simply continue to say the Democrats are radical, which they are,” he continued. “Republican voters expect and deserve to know our plan to promote and advance conservative values.”

The Daily Signal has reached out to a number of high profile Republican senators asking them if they would support Scott for Senate Republican leader. Senators John Kennedy of Louisiana, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, and Tim Scott of South Carolina declined to discuss the Florida Republican.

“For those who want to get serious about ending reckless government spending and the devastating inflation it has caused, finally take action to protect Social Security and Medicare and preserve the promise of these programs for our children and grandchildren, hold government accountable from the FBI to the IRS, truly combat the extreme danger posed by Communist China and refocus our military on lethal defense instead of woke nonsense, I ask for your support in changing the direction of the Senate and rescuing America from the dangerous path Democrats have set it on,” Scott continued in his letter to his GOP colleagues.

Republicans will hold Senate leadership elections on Wednesday morning. Should McConnell win re-election, he would be the longest serving Senate party leader in Senate history, Fox News reported.

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