Mitch McConnell May Have Just Pulled The Ultimate Revenge On 2 Rival Senators


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have just delivered some harsh payback to fellow Republican Sens. Rick Scott (Fla.) and Mike Lee (Utah).

He reportedly pulled the two lawmakers off the powerful Commerce Committee after they tried to unseat him as the Republican leader recently. A coincidence? Scott, who confirmed his and Lee's removal, didn't seem to think so.

"This is what happens when you challenge leadership," Scott told the New York Post on Wednesday. "It was McConnell's decision to remove someone who has actually run businesses and ran the third-largest state from a committee I've served on for four years."

McConnell's office did not immediately reply to a HuffPost request for comment.


Sens. Mike Lee, left, and Rick Scott, right, got booted off the Commerce Committee by Sen. Mitch McConnell.

After the GOP's poor showing in the midterm elections, it was Scott who challenged McConnell's top party spot in the Senate while Lee gave a nominating speech for Scott. Scott lost by a large margin in a closed-door vote. "I'm not going anywhere," McConnell said afterward.

McConnell said back in November he was not offended by the opposition, but one unnamed GOP senator told The Hill that Scott was likely the victim of retribution.

"What did he expect?" the lawmaker said.

All is not lost for the longtime GOP senators. Both still serve on multiple committees.


  • Republicans Rip Biden Court Pick For Bungling Questions On Constitution

  • In Rare Rebuke, Elaine Chao Calls Out Trump's Anti-Asian Attacks

  • McConnell Says Trump, Biden Should Be Treated 'Exactly The Same' Over Documents


More Related News

'Daily Show' Guest Host Al Franken Gives Susan Collins A Blunt Reminder Of Her Failure

The former senator from Minnesota roasted his onetime colleague from Maine.

Sinema Trashes Dems:
Sinema Trashes Dems: 'Old Dudes Eating Jell-O'

The Arizona senator courts GOP donors by ridiculing her former Democratic colleagues.

Exclusive-Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott, Democrat Warren unveil Fed oversight bill
Exclusive-Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott, Democrat Warren unveil Fed oversight bill
  • US
  • 2023-03-22 14:44:18Z

A conservative Republican and a progressive Democrat in the U.S. Senate are introducing legislation on Wednesday to replace the Federal Reserve's internal...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


  • 토토사이트
    (2023-02-03 07:57:54Z)

    When did you start writing so well? It's really great that you write something I've always been curious about. I want to talk about 토토사이트 in detail. Is it possible?


Top News: Latin America