Mitch McConnell on Midterm Elections: ‘We know the wind is going to be in our face. We don’t know whether it’s going to be a Category 3, 4 or 5’
Mitch McConnell for the first time publicly acknowledged that the midterm eelctions will be challneging for Republicans, but he said he cannot yet predict the strength of the headwinds.
McConnell said in a Tuesday interview with Kentucky Today. “This is going to be a challenging election year, We know the wind is going to be in our face. We don’t know whether it’s going to be a Category 3, 4 or 5.”
McConnell expressed his confidence that his party can hold on to a majority in the senate, but the fight for the house where every seat up for eelction this year will be more daunting..
The senate majority leader said “I’m hoping we can hold the Senate, And the principle reason for that, even if we were to lose the House and be stymied legislatively, we could still approve appointments, which is a huge part of what we do.”
McConnell said he is happy that his Senate was able to confirm 12 federal circuit judges and Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in the first year of President Trump’s term.
McConnell said “That’s more than the first year of any president since the circuit courts were created in 1891,”
Conservative donors and fundraisers are totally worried about a blue wave in the upcoming midterm eelctions. Democrats need to win 23 seats to win back the House. The president’s party typically loses an average of 32 House seats during midterm elections.
President Trump’s job approval rating has been underwater for more than a year, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.
According to a Fox News poll, Democrats ahead of Republicans by 5 points on a generic ballot.