(NewsGlobal.com)- Following a disappointing performance in the 2022 midterm elections, two GOP senators have demanded an audit of Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott’s National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).
Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) urged an independent examination of the committee to ascertain how funds were spent and look into the failure to achieve a majority in the Senate.
An NRSC spokesperson, Chris Hartline, said that the committee regularly files reports with the Federal Election Commission, making the request for an audit superfluous.
Hartline said every month, they are audited. According to Hartline, “every member of the caucus was kept in the loop on NRSC strategy and spending throughout the cycle. It’s called an FEC report.”
According to the report, the NRSC raised $234.6 million for the cycle that ended on October 19 and has spent $235.3 million since the year 2021 began.
Additionally, Scott is running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, so the calls for an audit are timely (R-KY). On Tuesday, Scott declared that he would oppose McConnell for the job of the leader.
Scott believes a significant shift is required because the status quo is broken. Scott tweeted- “The status quo is broken, and big change is needed. It’s time for new leadership in the Senate that unites Republicans to advance a bold conservative agenda.” “That’s why I’m running to be the Senate Republican Leader.”
In a letter, Scott said he thinks the Senate Republican Conference needs to be much more courageous and resolute than they have in the past. In a letter to the other Republican senators in his party, Scott stated, “we must begin to say what we are for, not just what we are against.”
He said he doesn’t think the GOP should just keep saying that the Democrats are radicals. Republican voters want and expect to know their strategy for advancing and promoting conservative ideas.
Ron Johnson, a Republican senator from Wisconsin, is one of many endorsing Scott’s endeavors.
“Sen. Rick Scott will be my choice for Senate Republican leader. For our conference, we require a new, cooperative governance structure centered on maintaining fiscal responsibility and giving the Senate function,” Johnson said.