Ramaswamy Endorses McConnell Replacement?

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(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – Recent presidential hopeful and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy has thrown his support behind Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) for the role of Senate Republican Leader, succeeding Mitch McConnell (KY). Ramaswamy described Scott as “by far the best choice,” reflecting the burgeoning support Scott is gaining from notable conservatives.

“Rick Scott is BY FAR the best choice among those vying for Senate Republican Leader,” stated Ramaswamy in a message on the social media platform X. “With his experience leading both a major business and a large state, he’s undeniably fit for this role.”

He added, “He possesses a rare trait in Washington: he actually cares about the desires of the voters. I fully endorse him.”

This strong endorsement coincides with other Senate conservatives praising Scott’s candidacy.

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) also took to X to commend Scott’s approach: “Rick Scott’s candidacy for the Senate GOP leadership — along with his proposed leadership plan — is not just a positive step but a game-changer.”

Although Lee has yet to formally endorse anyone, he expressed appreciation for Scott’s commitment to articulate “a positive, aspirational agenda” for the Senate GOP, clearly defining the group’s stance.

“This is the first time I’ve seen a colleague running for a GOP leadership role present a clear plan on leading our conference,” Lee noted.

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), another influential conservative in the Senate, shared Lee’s enthusiasm, stating, “I couldn’t agree more.”

Scott launched his leadership bid through a “Dear Colleague” letter, promising to allow more time for bill review before votes and assuring that he would never coerce colleagues to vote against their campaign promises or constituents’ interests.

Additionally, Scott advocated for a six-year term limit for the next Senate GOP leader.

However, Scott’s challenge against Senate Republican Whip John Thune (SD) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has met with early resistance from McConnell’s supporters.

Josh Holmes, a senior political advisor to McConnell, critically remarked on X about Scott’s candidacy: “If this dude gets 10 votes they ought to disband the institution.”

Thune, on the other hand, was not surprised by Scott’s decision. “He’s discussed it before. It’s an open race, and anyone is free to run,” Thune said. “It’s a small constituency; currently, it’s 49 people. We hope to have a few more after the next election. But we each have to make our case to our voters, who are, in this case, our colleagues.”

When asked about Scott’s chances, Thune responded, “I suppose everybody has a chance. I’m not going to handicap his chances.”

The developments follow McConnell’s announcement in February that he intends to step down from the leadership role at the end of his term.

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