This is not how Chuck Schumer thought he would be heading into 2021.
Democrats thought they would have the wind at their backs.
But behind closed doors Chuck Schumer is preparing Democrats for this giant setback.
Democrats flipped Georgia blue in November through controversial means and by what many Trump supporters believed was massive voter fraud.
The Left was hoping ballot drop boxes and vote-by-mail would allow Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to unseat Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in the January 5 runoff elections.
If Warnock and Ossoff win, the Senate will deadlock at 50-50.
But despite Republican outside groups outspending their Democrat counterparts, Chuck Schumer is throwing in the towel and not meeting with donors to raise money in an effort to level the playing field.
That’s because Schumer does not believe Ossoff and Warnock can win.
NBC News reports:
Outside Democrat groups and high-dollar donors spent big to try and help Democrats regain control of the Senate in the last election – pouring in hundreds of millions of dollars in the weeks leading up to November 3rd. Now, after the party performed poorly in down-ballot races, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is no longer meeting with donors, a source familiar with the matter told NBC News.
Schumer is “pessimistic” about Warnock and Ossoff’s chances in Georgia next week and doesn’t want to ruin donor relationships, the source adds.
If Perdue and Loeffler win their elections it will guarantee the GOP a Senate majority for two more years.
And that will also mean Democrats fell short at winning back the majority for a third straight election cycle.
That is a humiliating record of failure for Chuck Schumer and he is trying to minimize attention on this reality by not going all out in the Georgia Senate races he does not believe his candidates can win.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.