Sen. Rick Scott (Fla.), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has said that he doesn’t condone violence. This was in response to the latest comments made by former President Trump who said that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has a “death wish.”
During a segment with CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” Scott responded to Trump’s statement that not only does he not condone violence but he also hopes that no one else condones violence.
On Friday, Trump posted on his social media platform, Truth Social, to criticize those Senate Republicans that were going to be supporting legislation that included government funding. Government funding was set to run out on that same day.
Trump took to Truth Social to ask whether the reason for McConnell’s support of all of these deals was because he hated Trump and knew that Trump was very opposed to them. Regardless of the reasons for his acceptance of the deals, Trump continued to say that it is unacceptable for him to be supporting them. He continued by adding that McConnell must have a “death wish” and that he should seek help from his “China-loving wife”.
Trump’s post was in response to McConnell supporting a resolution that would fund the government through mid-December. This would help them avoid a government shutdown.
Scott denounced not only the call for violence but also the characterizations of Elaine Chao, the wife of McConnell. He also said that what Trump was trying to say is that there has been a lot of money spent over the past couple of years and they need to be careful to not cave to every Democrat’s demand and cause more debt.