When Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joins me on WHAS Radio, people tend to notice. Millions of online impressions followed McConnell’s 9 minute phone chat two days after President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech.
After discussing the Chinese spy balloon incursion, we jumped into U.S. involvement in the Ukraine/Russia war.
And then…the real war started.
McConnell BURNS Rick Scott:
✅confirms “that was the Scott plan” to sunset SocSecurity & Medicare
🔥“I think it will be a challenge for him to deal with this in his own re-election in FL: a state with more elderly people than any other state in America”
On @terrymeiners @840WHAS: pic.twitter.com/yAIhVLb6LY
— Joel Lawson (@JoelLawsonDC) February 10, 2023
McConnell blasted Florida Senator Rick Scott on WHAS after I asked him about Biden’s claim inference that Scott’s plan could halt social security and medicare in the coming years.
McConnell quickly distance his party from Scott’s vision. I asked him to explain the unified Republican message on social security and medicare and McConnell said that he and Speaker Kevin McCarthy were “authoritative” voices on Republican matters.
I asked “So Rick Scott’s really not back in the fold yet after he ran against you for leadership?”
“Well this doesn’t have anything to do with that,” McConnell blurted back. “(Scott’s plan) is just a bad idea. I think it will be a challenge for him to deal with this in his own reelection in Florida, a state with more elderly people than any other state in America.”
The national media jumped on it immediately. Rick Scott’s people fired back but the McConnell broadside has carried the news cycle for the past few days.
Spoke with @LeaderMcConnell on #Ukraine escalation, stymied balloon takedown, #SOTU, @JoeBiden tagging @GOP as #SocialSecurity killers –
“That was the @SenRickScott plan, not a Republican plan.”@840WHAS audio https://t.co/DgAgDf0BW6#Senate #USsovereignty #security #loumedia pic.twitter.com/820D8pRhqS
— Terry Meiners ™️ (@terrymeiners) February 10, 2023
Senator Rick Scott’s chief of staff tried to play it off.
Lol. Rick Scott knows how to win Florida a hell of a lot better than Mitch McConnell does.
Some DC Republicans can keep parroting Democrat lies, but that won’t stop Rick Scott from fighting for conservative principles instead of caving to Biden every day. https://t.co/UQZkPC2z24
— Chris Hartline (@ChrisHartline) February 10, 2023