Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., the chair of the Nationwide Republican Senatorial Committee, declined Sunday to say whether or not he would run for majority chief if Republicans acquire management of the Senate within the midterm elections.
“I’m not centered on something besides getting a majority Tuesday night time,” Scott mentioned in an interview on NBC Information’ “Meet the Press.”
After host Chuck Todd replied, “That’s a non-answer,” Scott repeated his line that he’s solely “centered” on Tuesday’s elections.
Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has confronted intraparty backlash after he declined to help former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen 2020 election. Regardless of Trump’s efforts to discover a rival, nobody has stepped ahead to problem McConnell for his management place, however some Republicans have questioned whether or not Scott is positioning himself for the job.
Scott appeared to take goal at McConnell in an op-ed printed on the conservative information website the Washington Examiner in September. He wrote that “most of the very folks accountable for dropping the Senate final cycle at the moment are attempting to cease us from successful the bulk this time by trash-talking our Republican candidates.” Scott denied he was concentrating on McConnell when reporters requested him about it.
He additionally brought about a stir amongst fellow Republicans this yr when he broke ranks with GOP management by releasing a 11-point election-year agenda.
Within the ultimate weekend earlier than the midterm elections, senators from each side of the aisle appeared on Sunday applications to specific confidence of their events’ prospects of successful management of the Senate.
Republicans can “completely” get to not less than 52 Senate seats, Scott mentioned. “I believe we’ve got a very good shot in Arizona. I believe we’ve got a shot — an actual good shot — in New Hampshire.”
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., mentioned on ABC Information’ “This Week” that he believes Democrats have a “very robust pathway” to take care of management of the Senate, arguing that voters notice Democrats are “attempting to guard basic freedoms.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., mentioned on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Democrats both are forward in key races “or we’re in placing distance.”