Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump hits Senate Republicans, McConnell on infrastructure bill House passes 1 trillion infrastructure bills, advances social spending plan Democrats are getting hit while down: It’s time to fight back MORE (R-Ky.) He predicts Republicans will have a “very good choice” next year, implying that the party has a good chance of taking both houses of Congress.
The GOP gaining control of both the House and the Senate in 2022 would bring President BidenJoe Biden Biden criticizes Nicaragua’s ‘bogus elections’, calls out Ortegas autocrats Amtrak boss describes expansion plans with infrastructure spending Former Goldman Sachs boss thinks about infrastructure vote: ‘Progressives blinked’ MOREThe agenda stopped short.
“I think fall of the 22nd will probably be a very good pick for Republicans,” McConnell told reporters at the St. Elizabeth Health and Life Learning Center in northern Kentucky.
McConnell hinted that he believes the 50-50 Senate, which Democrats control because of Vice President Harris’ power to break tied votes, will likely lean toward Republicans.
“I am very optimistic. We have 50 Republican senators. I know what a real minority is like. We had 40 after President ObamaBarack Hussein Obama NPR Correspondent: ‘Real Question’ If NRA Continues To Exist After brutal election day, Democrats wisely return to center Durham’s latest impeachment: more lines drawn on the Clinton campaign MORE was chosen. And then I think the wind is going to be at our backs in both the House and the Senate. I think it is very likely that there will be a pretty good election next year, ”he added.
The bold prediction comes despite what is a favorable electoral map for Democrats next year.
Twenty Republican seats are available for re-election next year, while only 14 Democratic seats are up for grabs.
And Republicans have to defend seats in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, two states that Biden narrowly won. Incumbent senator Pat toomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyBlack Women Seek To Build On Achievements In Upcoming Election Watch Live: Republican Senators Present New Infrastructure Proposal Sasse Reprimanded By Nebraska Republican Party For Impeachment Vote MORE (R) will retire in Pennsylvania at the end of next year, while Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonADL, Jewish Groups in Uncommon Move Press Senate to Consider ‘Immediately’ Anti-Semitist Envoy ‘An Earthquake’: GOP Rises High After Democrats Crush Evers Tuesday, Johnson Sees a lagging approval in Wisconsin: MORE survey (R) has yet to decide whether to run for re-election.
But McConnell pointed out that an overwhelming majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track and that a little-known former Republican Assemblyman, Jack Ciatterlli, nearly defeated the Democratic incumbent governor of New Jersey. Phil MurphyPhil Murphy CORRECTED: Guardian op-ed says Trump is probably Biden’s’ best hope for re-election ‘Republican Senator – Republican candidates want Trump’s endorsement, but’ will win on issues’ Warner: Youngkin ‘stirred up the culture pot ‘on issues such as critical race theory MORE in a state that Biden won last year by 16 points.
He also noted that the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffeTerry McAuliffe CORRECTED: Guardian op-ed says Trump is likely Biden’s ‘best hope for re-election’. pointed to Biden’s low approval rating as a political headwind in the race for the last time he became a Republican Glenn youngkinGlenn Youngkin CORRECTED: Guardian op-ed says Trump is likely Biden’s ‘best hope for re-election’. in Virginia, a state that Biden won by 10 points in 2020.
“We had the opportunity here for the American people to speak out in those states that had some kind of election this year on how they feel about what’s going on. Seventy-one percent of the American population is headed in the wrong direction, 71 percent. It’s been a while, I don’t remember 71 percent of the wrong track before, ”he said.
McConnell highlighted the shocking defeat of former State Senate Speaker Steve Sweeney, a Democrat, in New Jersey at the hands of Republican Ed Durr, a commercial trucker who never held elected office and reportedly spent only a few thousand dollars on your campaign.
Obviously New Jersey voters were mad as hell at the national administration. All they could do was vote against the Democrats in New Jersey. I’m sure he saw a guy who spent $ 150 and hit the president of the state Senate, ”McConnell said. “They were crazy as heck…. This is a state that the president took by 16 points ”.
McConnell acknowledged that the Virginia gubernatorial race “was more complicated than a simple referendum on the president,” although he added that “the unpopularity of the president, according to Democratic candidate McAuliffe, was a problem.”
Republicans in the House of Representatives are equally confident in their prospects for taking over the lower house.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthy Democrats brace for a flood of retirements after Virginia’s defeat Democrats team up to send an infrastructure bill to Biden’s desk Good Republicans in government may be democracy’s last hope MORE (R-Calif.) He told reporters last week that he thinks House Republicans are likely to win 60 more seats.
“If you are a Democrat and President Biden won your seat by 16 points, you are in a competitive race next year. You’re not safe anymore, ”McCarthy said.