Chuck Schumer Caught on Hot Mic Telling Biden, “We’re Going Downhill…” in Election
It’s no secret that the Democrats are feeling pretty nervous about the upcoming midterm elections. With control of both the House and the Senate up for grabs, they know that they need to make sure that every vote counts. And according to a recent hot mic moment caught on tape, it seems like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is worried that things are going downhill for his party.
In a hot mic moment, which was made during a conversation between Schumer and Joe Biden, Schumer can be heard saying that he thinks the Democrats are in trouble in Georgia’s senate race. He also seems a little concerned about how some of the party’s candidates are faring in races like Pennsylvania.
While it’s certainly not unusual for political leaders to have private conversations about strategy, it’s not exactly the kind of thing you want to be heard if you’re on that side of the coin.
Yahoo News reported,
“The state where we’re going downhill in Georgia,” Schumer said in a candid conversation on a New York airfield tarmac with the president, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., that was filmed by the Washington Post. “It’s hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker.”
According an aggregate polling average compiled by the website FiveThirtyEight, Georgia’s incumbent, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, currently holds a slight 1.7% point lead over Walker, the Republican nominee. The trend line in recent polls, however, shows Walker ahead in recent surveys, despite allegations brought by two women that Walker, who has been outspoken during the campaign about his opposition to abortion, paid for them to undergo the procedure.
Neither candidate, however, is currently polling above 50%, a threshold that must be surpassed when all the votes are counted in Georgia to avoid a runoff.
Schumer to Biden on the midterms:
"It looks like the debate didn't hurt us too much in Pennsylvania as of today, so that's good…we're picking up steam in Nevada…The state where we're going downhill is Georgia. It's hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker." pic.twitter.com/6fypr4BeY1
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) October 27, 2022
While it’s always possible that things could turn around between now and Election Day, it’s not looking good for the Democrats right now. If they lose control of either the House or the Senate, it would be a major setback for their agenda.
It’s clear from this hot mic moment that the Democrats are feeling pretty nervous about the upcoming midterm elections. With control of both the House and the Senate up for grabs, they know that they need to make sure that every vote counts. And according to Chuck Schumer, things are not looking good for his party right now.