Senate Republicans are growing increasingly dissatisfied with Mitch McConnell’s agenda, which seems to be solely focused on opposing Democratic presidents when Republicans are out of power and doing nothing when they are in power.
During President Trump’s term, McConnell was praised by the mainstream media for attempting to halt key elements of the President’s agenda, including the President’s trade policies that attempted to equal out trade imbalances between countries like Mexico and Canada.
McConnell also stood with RINOs who denounced January 6th as a ‘violent insurrection’ and has refused to entertain proposals to advocate for January 6th defendants from other Republican members of Congress.
The rift between McConnell and more right-leaning members of the party became clear today before President Biden delivered his state of the union address when Senator Rick Scott (R-Fl.) walked away from McConnell during a press conference.
The Daily Mail Reports– A growing Republican civil war played out in the public spotlight of a party press conference on Tuesday, as GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell rebuked Sen. Rick Scott for proposing a policy plan that he said would raise taxes on millions of Americans.
But Scott did not hang around to hear McConnell’s criticism.
After he finished his remarks on President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, he stepped away from the lectern and just kept walking instead of listening to his leader take questions.
Perhaps he knew that the first one would be about the policy agenda he has been pushing in recent days.
McConnell, oblivious to the departure, said Scott was behind him and was welcome to address the question.
‘If we’re fortunate enough to have the majority next year, I’ll be the majority leader,’ he continued.
‘l’ll decide in consultation with my members what to put on the floor.
‘And let me tell you what would not be a part of our agenda. We will not have as part of our agenda a bill that raises taxes on half the American people and sunsets Social Security and Medicare within five years – that will not be part of a Republican Senate majority agenda.