Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has expressed concern about her party’s chances in the 2022 midterms, predicting without more congressional gains, Democrats will suffer a significant loss in November.
Warren is Worried
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the United States,” Warren made the remarks.
“I am very delighted to talk about what we have achieved, clearly. I believe the president gets great credit, but it isn’t enough,” Warren said when asked if Democrats in the 117th Congress should brag about their election record.
“With less than 200 days until the elections, American families are in a state of distress. Because we’re in the majority, it is our responsibility to deliver on behalf of those people, which means making government function for them.”
“We have so much we could do. If we do it all in the following 200 days, we’ll be alright. This is the essence of democracy. Take whatever we’ve done to the people, but we need the job done.”
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 22, 2022
Warren predicted Democrats would be “in tremendous jeopardy” if they do not use the next 200 days to achieve significant outcomes. “Then, I think the Democrats will lose,” she foreshadowed.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have conveyed confidence in their ability to retain control of both houses of Congress.
However, many analysts on both sides of the aisle believe Republicans will sweep the House, as well as possibly take control of the Senate.
Off-year polls have historically favored the out-of-White-House-party, with only a few occurrences since World War II when the opposing party did not gain seats in Congress.
Biden is Ruining Democrats
As inflation and petrol costs have continued to increase, Democrats have been harmed by President Biden’s lack of popularity.
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Since September 2021, Biden’s approval numbers have been substantially below those of Donald Trump at the same stage in his administration, according to Rasmussen’s daily president monitoring survey.
Biden’s approval number was 42 percent as of April 25, six points lower than Trump’s at the very same time in 2018.
After the contentious Afghanistan pullout, in which the US withdrew from the 20-year fight and handed power to the Taliban terrorist organization, Biden’s support ratings began to plunge.
During the escape, more than a dozen US service personnel died and the Taliban were left with billions of dollars in US military equipment. To protect their own image, Democrats were required to split with Biden.
Domestic policies have been in the foreground for Americans and Republican leaders since then, including high rates of undocumented immigrants over the southern border, spiking inflation, and increasing gas costs not seen since the Obama era.
While some Democrats have remained faithful to Biden, others, particularly those facing tough reelection contests, including Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), started to publicly criticize the government over the border problem.