As US President Joe Biden appears hellbent on tearing the GOP in two, classifying half of the party as treasonous scum, those within the Republican Party will need to remain vigilant in order to stand their ground.
The issue appears to be that the “old guard” of the party refuses to recognize the power of the vocal, far-right MAGA Movement, and keep finding themselves surprised when their fuddy-duddy candidates get sent packing in the primaries.
This has Senate Minority Leader, and de facto chief of the “establishment” Republicans, Mitch McConnell attempting to use his significant political power to sideline the most enthusiastic bloc in the entire GOP voter base.
Senator Rick Scott isn’t going to take it anymore.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), slammed Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the establishment wing of the Republican party on Thursday for trashing GOP Senate candidates in swing states.
“Unfortunately, many of the very people responsible for losing the Senate last cycle are now trying to stop us from winning the majority this time by trash-talking our Republican candidate,” Scott wrote in the Washington Examiner about the establishment uniparty in Washington, DC.
“It’s an amazing act of cowardice, and ultimately, it’s treasonous to the conservative cause,” Scott continued. “Giving anonymous quotes to help the Washington Post or the New York Times write stories trashing Republicans is the same as working with the Democratic National Committee.”
And he wasn’t finished there:
“Sen. McConnell and I clearly have a strategic disagreement here … We have great candidates. … And I think it’s important that we’re all cheerleaders for our candidates. … If you trash talk our candidates … you hurt our chances of winning, and you hurt our candidates’ ability to raise money. … I know they’re good candidates, because I’ve been talking to them and they’re working their butts off.”
Scott noted in the Examiner that the “self-appointed ‘smart guys’ in Washington think they (not the voters) should be able to choose our candidates.”
“The D.C. crowd should not choose candidates, and they do not, and they will not,” he added.
If the GOP can’t keep from cannibalizing itself, there is no doubt that this new “Dark Brandon” character is going to exploit that, and McConnell’s archaic attitude could be the final nail in the coffin for the Republican Party as we know it.