The National Republican Senatorial Committee just picked former President Donald Trump as the inaugural winner of its “Champion for Freedom” award.
Florida Senator and NRSC chairman Rick Scott said: “Throughout his administration, Trump made clear his commitment to getting government out of the way of people’s success, paving the way for American families and job creators to reach new heights.
“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.”
Trump made a fiery speech over the weekend in front of GOP donors where he went after quite a few GOP Senators. Mitch McConnell was one he singled out and Trump has famously said he will mount primary challenges to Lisa Murkowski and others.
The NRSC said: “This weekend, NRSC Chairman Rick Scott presented President Donald J. Trump with the NRSC’s inaugural Champion for Freedom Award.
“This award is presented 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.
“As president, Donald Trump delivered for the American people by appointing three pro-Constitution judges to the Supreme Court, cutting taxes for middle-class families and job creators, and securing the border.”
Why it matters: The award from Senate Republicans’ campaign arm was presented the same weekend that Trump tore into Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at a Republican event at Mar-a-Lago, calling him a “dumb son of a b*tch” and “stone cold loser.”
Trump owes McConnell for many of his legislative victories and historic rate of judicial appointments, but the two Republican leaders have not spoken since McConnell condemned the former president for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
This weekend I was proud to recognize President Donald Trump with the inaugural @NRSC Champion for Freedom Award.— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) April 12, 2021
President Trump fought for American workers, secured the border, and protected our constitutional rights. https://t.co/4jjy88FRVr pic.twitter.com/A9I2sATdkn
The Senate GOP's campaign arm awarded Trump its first-ever "Champion for Freedom" award, days after Trump tore into Mitch McConnell as a "dumb son of a bitch" and "stone cold loser". https://t.co/RXLLBwerlj— Axios (@axios) April 12, 2021
Donald Trump receives Freedom Award from Senate GOP group https://t.co/42uwhMMbOx— PENNSYLVANIA IS TRUMP (K) 🗣 🇺🇸 (@RED_IN_PA_2) April 12, 2021