For most of this year, Democrats appeared to be headed for a massive wipeout at the ballot box this fall.
But that all changed.
And Mitch McConnell was furious when Donald Trump gave him this brutal reality check about the Midterm elections.
Chuck Schumer is defending a razor-thin majority this fall.
With the Senate split 50/50, Republicans only need to flip one seat to take back power and oust Chuck Schumer as Majority Leader.
After skyrocketing inflation and record-high gas prices sent Joe Biden’s approval ratings to rock bottom, most political experts expected Republicans to make sweeping gains and take back both the House and Senate.
But that all changed when Mitch McConnell cut a deal with Democrats to pass the largest gun control bill in American history.
Republican voters were already frustrated with McConnell’s refusal to use every tool in his book to block, obstruct, and stall as much of the Democrats’ agenda as possible until the GOP took back power in November.
Many Republicans, including Donald Trump, called for the GOP to elect a new leader next year if they took back the Senate.
But after McConnell’s sellout on the Second Amendment, Republican voter enthusiasm dropped and the momentum shifted to the Democrats’ favor.
McConnell blames Trump
During a speech on Thursday at a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Mitch McConnell took an underhanded swipe at Donald Trump by casting doubt on many of the Republican nominees for U.S. Senate.
“I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” McConnell said, according to Vanity Fair.
“Senate races are just different,” he continued, before adding that “candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.”
Even though McConnell didn’t name any candidates directly, Vanity Fair reported that “he almost certainly” meant “Donald Trump’s handpicked contenders.”
Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity also took it as an underhanded swipe by McConnell against Trump.
“Democrats are painting Republican Senate candidates in upcoming elections and Midterms as cruel and out of touch,” Hannity ranted. “Well, apparently, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is content to leave them out to dry and fend for themselves.”
Like many others, Hannity believes McConnell’s comment reflects the fact that he has a personal vendetta against Donald Trump.
Donald Trump ripped Mitch McConnell to shreds
Donald Trump also took McConnell’s comments as an attack against him and his endorsed candidates for Senate.
In a post on Truth Social, Donald Trump slammed McConnell and once again called for new leadership if the GOP takes back the majority.
“Why do Republicans Senators allow a broken down hack politician, Mitch McConnell, to openly disparage hard working Republican candidates for the United States Senate,” Trump wrote. “This is such an affront to honor and to leadership,” he continued, before adding that McConnell “should spend more time (and money!) helping them get elected, and less time helping his crazy wife and family get rich on China!”
McConnell is married to former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who has long been rumored to have ties to the Communist Chinese government.
In his bestseller, Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer wrote about McConnell and Chao’s ties to China.
“There can be little doubt that the McConnell-Chao family business fortunes could be disrupted overnight if Beijing looked with too much disfavor at the policy positions he takes toward China,” Schweizer wrote.
“This family is fused closely to the Chinese government,” Schweizer stated. “In fact, her sister, Angela Chao, is one of the few foreign nationals that sits on the board of the Bank of China, which is the biggest bank — and most important bank — as far as Chinese economic statecraft is concerned.”
It’s a toss-up right now between Republicans and Democrats for control of the Senate next year.
But if Republicans do take back power, Chuck Schumer may not be the only one who loses his job.
Mitch McConnell may also be ousted from leadership as well.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.