Here are the other stories conservatives are talking about.
1. MITCH MCCONNELL FACES ‘BOLD’ REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER
Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced to his fellow Republican senators Tuesday that he will challenge Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to lead the party in the Senate.
- Scott made the announcement during a closed-door conference lunch, where Senate Republicans were discussing their failure to keep control of the chamber in last week’s midterm elections, Axios reported.
- “We must start saying what we are for, not just what we are against,” wrote Scott, the chairman of Senate Republicans’ campaign arm and a member of Senate Republican leadership, in a letter to his colleagues. “There is a Republican Party that is alive and well in communities across America. It is time there is one in Washington, D.C., too. That is why I am running to be Republican Leader.”
2. KEVIN MCCARTHY WINS GOP NOMINATION FOR SPEAKER, BUT NEEDS MORE VOTES TO WIN
Kevin McCarthy was nominated for House speaker Tuesday in a secret-ballot GOP leadership election, with a final vote of 188-31.
- McCarthy, the current minority leader, has a few weeks to muster the up to 218 votes he needs to win the promotion he has long dreamed of.
- “Losing 31 means he is in serious danger of not having the votes in January which would mean he’d need to drop out either that day or he could decide to before,” a senior aide to GOP leadership told Fox News. “At that point, others would pounce.”
3. REPUBLICANS ARE 1 SEAT FROM WINNING THE HOUSE
(Source: Decision Desk HQ)
The Republicans need just one more seat to win control of the House after three calls in California and New York races went the GOP’s way late Monday night.
- Republican candidates lead in four more races in California and Colorado.
- The Senate was called for the Democrats on Saturday, and the House could be called for the GOP any minute.
4. TRUMP IS ABOUT TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL
Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to announced his third campaign for president Tuesday at 9 p.m.
- Axios reported Tuesday morning that Trump had to be talked out of declaring before last week’s midterm elections, which “were a disaster for Republicans and for Trump personally.”
- “Hopefully TODAY will turn out to be one of the most important days in the history of our Country!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
5. TULSI KICKS OFF FOX NEWS CAREER BY GUEST-HOSTING ‘TUCKER’
Tulsi Gabbard: "As long as the Democratic Party and the permanent Washington elite are working hand-in-hand with Google and Facebook … then there is no democracy." pic.twitter.com/ofv9OFLnoC
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 15, 2022
Last month, Tulsi Gabbard was a Democrat. Monday night, she was the guest host of Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
- On Tuesday, Fox News confirmed hiring Gabbard, a 2020 presidential candidate turned vocal critic of the left, as an on-air contributor.