McConnell did them dirty.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has pulled dissenter Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) from his important position on the Commerce Committee. The move is being seen as retaliation for challenging his leadership.
The only other politician in Washington that holds a big stick like Pelosi is Mitch McConnell.
From Breitbart News:
Further lending credibility to the retaliation theory, McConnell also pulled Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) from the Commerce Committee. Lee supported Scott’s bid to oust McConnell at the time.
“People told me not to run for Republican Leader against Mitch McConnell. They said I wouldn’t win. I knew it was going to be hard. But we’ve got to start somewhere,” Scott said in early January.
“We are on the road to woke socialism and Republicans are just a speed bump,” he added. “We can’t keep doing the same old thing. It’s time for Republicans to be bold, speak the truth, and stop caving in. Help us change our party.”
Scott was right and McConnell was part of the problem in November.
“The latest move sends a clear message to conservatives that challenging McConnell’s leadership carries a cost,” The Hill wrote in a report.
McConnell claimed he wasn’t offended however it was his decision to remove both Lee and Scott.
McConnell got to pick. He kicked me off; he kicked Lee off,” said Scott.
“I probably ran the biggest company almost any senator in the history [of the] country has ever run. I was governor of the third-biggest economy in the United States, Florida. I’ve got a business background,” Scott added.
Senator Lee – who won reelection despite Senate leadership leaving him out to dry – was more vocal than usual about what took place.
He has unreviewable discretion to make certain committee assignments. This was one of those.
— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) February 2, 2023