Democrats think they can steal Congress this fall.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) thinks it’s a done deal that they are going to take back the House and Senate.
But Mitch McConnell just threw a giant wrench into their plans.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he plans to keep the Senate in session through October.
His goal is to force a vote on making the Trump tax cuts permanent.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the Senate to continue its work into the fall, according to five Republican officials. The Kentucky Republican wants to keep cranking through as many lifetime judicial nominations and executive nominations as he can with his majority in balance and the GOP still with the unilateral ability to confirm President Donald Trump’s picks.
Moreover the Senate GOP has only two members who are considered vulnerable in the election: Ted Cruz of Texas and Dean Heller of Nevada. Democrats meanwhile, are defending 10 seats total in states that Trump won in 2016, with at least four considered extremely competitive.
Just looking at the numbers, Democrats are in deep trouble.
They are trying to hold on to 10 senate seats in states that President Trump won in 2016.
This is a double whammy for Chuck Schumer.
First, Democrats will be forced to actually do their job in Congress instead of spending time on the campaign trail.
Second, it will expose their hypocrisy when they inevitably vote against or outright block Trump’s America First agenda.
This could help keep seats red which will be key for President Trump to continue to drain the swamp the next six years.
We will keep you posted on these mid-term election races.