Senator Rick Scott (R-Fl.) did not pull punches against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a recent op-ed for the Washington Examiner.

The Florida Senator said that McConnell’s comments trashing America First Senate candidates were ‘treasonous to the Republican cause’ and cowardly.

He also accused McConnell of giving aid to left-leaning media like the New York Times by talking negatively about Republican candidates.

Scott’s op-ed said that self-appointed ‘smart guys’ in Washington D.C wish that they could choose Republican candidates over voters, and that their attacks on Republican Senate candidates are attacks on the voters that chose them.

Scott was also complimentary to America First candidates like J.D Vance and Mehmet Oz, saying that Vance is a ‘bestselling author’ depicting the struggles of rural America and that Oz is a ‘world-renowned doctor’.

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“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.”

Speaking with Politico, Scott called out McConnell directly for misaligning his political agenda with the NRSC, which is in charge of reclaiming the Senate in November:

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.

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