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Senate elections typically happen only every two years -- except sometimes they're three years in a row.Democrats picked up two seats in November 2020. They won two more in Georgia runoffs in January 2021. And in 2022, they'll be fighting to keep control of the evenly divided chamber, where Vice President Kamala Harris is the tie-breaking vote.
Former President Donald Trump was presented with a Champion of Freedom award from the National Republican Senatorial Committee the same weekend he reportedly railed against the upper chamber's top Republican, Mitch McConnell.
Trump was presented with the award this past weekend by NRSC Chairman Sen. Rick Scott of Florida. The award is given to conservative leaders who "have worked tirelessly to create good jobs, protect the values that make our country great, and stop the Democrats’ socialist agenda," according to the committee.
"President Trump fought for American workers, secured the border, and protected our constitutional rights. We are grateful for his service to our country and are honored to present him with the NRSC’s first Champion for Freedom award," Scott said in a.
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Former President Trump told CPAC he wants to "get rid of" Republicans who oppose him and supported impeachment.Trump used his first post-presidential speech Sunday to rip GOP lawmakers who backed his impeachment, and pledge to defeat them in future elections likely to be shadowed by in-fighting that could undermine the party's chances to win back Congress.
This weekend I was proud to recognize President Donald Trump with the inauguralChampion for Freedom Award.
President Trump fought for American workers, secured the border, and protected our constitutional rights.— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida)
The former president was presented the award in the same weekend he gave ato Republican National Committee members on Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, in which he allegedly referred to Senate Minority Leader McConnell as a "dumb son of a b----" and a "stone-cold loser."
In February, Trump took another shot at, deeming him a "dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack."
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Accuses Companies of 'Bullying' Over Georgia Voting Law
The minority leader said businesses should "stay out of politics."McConnell said it was a "big lie" to call the new voting law racist. "It's simply not true," McConnell said of President Biden's criticism that the new bill was a return to Jim Crow–era restrictions that limited ballot access for Black Americans.
Trump's discontent with McConnell largely escalated after the 2020 election, which the former president continues to claim was filled with voter fraud to help his opponent, President Joe Biden.
The two have reportedly not spoken since McConnell condemned Trump for playing a role in theat the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that left five people dead.
On Sunday, South Dakota Sen. John Thune, whom Trump labeled a "weak and ineffective RINO (Republican-in-name-only)" and pledged to campaign against, dismissed the sour relationship between McConnell and Trump.
"I think a lot of that rhetoric is, you know, it's part of the style and tone that comes with the former president, but I think he and Mitch McConnell have a common goal, and that is getting the majority back in 2022," Thuneon Fox News on Sunday. "Hopefully, that'll be the thing that unites us because if we want to defeat and succeed against the Democrats and get that majority back, that's the best way to do it."
Mitch McConnell Calls Coca-Cola, MLB and Delta 'Quite Stupid' for Opposing Voting Restrictions
"It's irritating one hell of a lot of Republican fans," the GOP Senate minority leader said.Georgia's Legislature, which is controlled by Republicans, last month passed a package significantly changing the state's election laws. Democrats, activists and a growing number of companies have come out against the legislation, which was signed into law by Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp. Critics argue that it makes it harder for people to vote. Similar legislation has been passed in the Texas Senate, while GOP-controlled Legislatures across the country are considering related election laws.
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Corporate America is still dangerously delusional about what the GOP has become .
The party of big business has taken to policing corporate America's speech now, and that's not going to change anytime soon.Boehner was perhaps the last leader of a now-dead Republican party we used to know. The one that was born during the Reagan years. The GOP that kept its hands out of the affairs of private enterprise, that championed free speech, that knew how to cut a deal, that you might want to have a glass of Merlot and a cigar with - that GOP's gone.