Rick Scott begs Trump to not spark a 'civil war' inside the GOP -- to no avail: report
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Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) implored former President Donald Trump to avoid his need for vengeance against those who didn't support his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and support GOP candidates who win Senate primaries next year. When asked by CNN what Trump's response was, Scott said he didn't respond.

"He didn't say he was going to," Scott said when asked if Trump would get involved in Senate primaries. "What I pitched to him is, that I'm going to work hard doing what I'm going to do. I'm sure he wants to be helpful, so the best thing for him to do would be to participate in whoever wins the primaries and come back then."

Trump has signaled that he'll only back Senate candidates who have remained loyal to him. But Scott says he's working to make sure "we don't have a civil war" within the GOP.

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Scott both plan to support all Republican incumbents, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who enraged Trump by voting for his impeachment. Scott said he disagreed with Trump's plans not to back her.

"All I said was, I'm going to support all the incumbent Republicans," Scott said in regards to his conversation with Trump.