Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) presented former President Donald Trump with the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s inaugural Champion for Freedom Award, claiming that Trump “protected our constitutional rights.”
This is rather ironic since Trump attempted to destroy American democracy following his election defeat in November.
As MSNBC’s Steve Benen noted:
Indeed, to characterize the former president as a “champion for freedom,” given his authoritarian agenda, affinity for dictators, and outright hostility toward democracy makes the name of this honor, among other things, ironic.
The award also came on the same weekend that Trump lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), calling him a “dumb son of a bitch” and a “stone-cold loser.”
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