Mitch McConnell Keeps Hold On Senate GOP, Knocks Back Challenge From Rick Scott

Mitch McConnell Keeps Hold On Senate GOP, Knocks Back Challenge From Rick Scott


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won re-election to lead the GOP in the Senate on Wednesday, fending off a challenge from Florida Sen. Rick Scott.

A group of GOP senators called to push off the leadership vote until after the Georgia runoff race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican candidate Herschel Walker, according to a Friday report from Politico.

McConnell responded to the senators on Tuesday, dismissing their arguments and pushing forward with the leadership vote.

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“I think the outcome is pretty clear,” McConnell said. “I want to repeat again. I have the votes; I will be elected. The only issue is whether we do it sooner or later.”

Scott, who heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee, launched his bid to unseat McConnell earlier this week. Scott

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