The Florida senator denounced GOP critics of the party's struggling Senate candidates for engaging in "an amazing act of cowardice... it’s treasonous to the conservative cause."
The Florida Republican says “this will be a short-term gig” because Republicans will try to hobble the agency if they win back control of Congress.
"None of them care — except to tweet,” Jon Stewart said after GOP lawmakers stalled a bill meant to expand benefits for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals.
Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, the lead Republican negotiator of the gun bill, called Scott's claim "ridiculous."
"We survived the War of 1812, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War. But now today we face the greatest danger we've ever faced," the GOP senator said.
The Florida Republican tried to write off his proposal to hike taxes for millions of Americans as "Democrat talking points."
The public lashing was an extraordinary display for a leader known for holding his cards close to the chest and for working to advance party unity above all else.
The senator pitched new income taxes for half the country, then denied that he did.
The Florida senator is leaning into culture war talking points as other GOP leaders remain silent about their party’s agenda for the November midterm elections.
The Florida Republican railed against the "reckless spending" contained in the measure, which passed with wide bipartisan support last year.