“The Republican Civil War is now cancelled,” Sen. Rick Scott, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), says in a fiery memo being despatched broadly throughout the Republican Party on Tuesday.
The two-page letter, first obtained by Fox News, is addressed to GOP voters, activists, leaders and donors. Scott, who is charged with profitable again the Senate for Republicans in 2022, says in it that the GOP must put apart its inside squabbles and give attention to beating Democrats, not on relitigating Trump-era inside disagreements.
“The long running impeachment show is now over,” Scott, R-Fla., writes. “This political theater should have been held at the other end of Washington in the Kennedy Center instead of the US Capitol. It was an unserious circus. It’s over. Now it’s time to look ahead.”
Former President Donald Trump was acquitted of the House impeachment cost towards him earlier this month by a vote of 57-43, with seven GOP senators voting to convict. Scott in his letter says that somewhat than proceed to debate impeachment, Republicans have to get up to the successes Democrats are having with their federal authorities trifecta.
“The Democrats control the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. In other words, they control Washington,” Scott continues. “Here is what they have done and are in the process of doing so far: cutting border security, granting amnesty to illegals, cancelling the Keystone pipeline destroying thousands of jobs, allowing males to compete in women’s sports, banning fracking on federal lands making us less energy independent and using tax dollars to pay for abortion in foreign countries.”
Of ongoing dialogue of a GOP civil battle, Scott says it “does not need to be true, should not be true, and will not be true. Those fanning these flames, in both the media and our own ranks, desire a GOP civil war.”
“No, we don’t have time for that: The hour is late, the Democrats are planning to destroy our freedoms, and the threat in front of us is very real,” he says.
Scott says that he doesn’t wish to shut down intra-party debate, however that these debates must be put apart as a result of Democrats “do not want to simply ‘cancel’ us, they want to destroy anyone who disagrees with them.”
“To beat this threat — the threat of socialism, crushing debt, loss of freedom — we must focus on addition, not subtraction; on looking forward, not backward,” Scott says.
It’s unclear how a lot cooperation Scott will get in his efforts from different Republicans.
Rabble-rousing rank-and-file House members like Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., are aiming to elbow out any Republicans who do not absolutely assist the previous president, together with House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., just lately launched into a media tour trashing the previous president for his conduct after the presidential election.
“There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility,” for the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, he wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone.”
Trump then unleashed on McConnell in a strikingly private and scorched-earth press launch.
“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again.” Trump mentioned. “Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First.”
Some of you voted for President Trump enthusiastically, some with reservations, and a few with nice reluctance. It doesn’t matter.
If Trump follows by means of on that menace, it might put Scott and the NRSC in the awkward place of having to determine whether or not to assist an incumbent Republican and spend cash basically opposing the previous president in a major, or to let the incumbent face the first problem on his or her personal. Scott has reiterated in current days that that NRSC will assist incumbents.
That is doubtlessly why Scott could also be targeted on turning Republicans’ hearth off of one another and onto the Democrats.
“Yes, we are up against powerful elites headquartered in Washington and on the coasts, and they endlessly try to lecture, bully, and intimidate us. But we can beat them,” Scott says.
“Some of you voted for President Trump enthusiastically, some with reservations, and some with great reluctance,” he continues. “It doesn’t matter. We got 74 million votes, and we can easily add to our numbers if we work together.”
Scott’s letter is just like his scheduled handle to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, an NRSC spokesperson informed Fox News. There, Republicans will collect for their first annual confab after Trump’s presidency and chart their course ahead.
The occasion is anticipated to be a present of pressure for the Trump wing of the GOP, with Trump giving his first public handle since leaving workplace. Axios reported that the intention of Trump’s look is to point out he is the “presumptive 2024 nominee” and is “still in charge” of the party, in accordance with his allies.