Political experts and pollsters have been suggesting for months now that a “red wave” would be coming during the 2022 midterm elections, with the Republican Party flipping both the House and Senate…and possibly in dramatic fashion.
The reason was two-fold: Joe Biden has been an abjectly incompetent President, and there is still plenty of angst leftover from what many see as a questionable result in the 2020 election.
In other words: MAGA is out for midterm revenge, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t so sure that they’ve got it in them.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, thinks that Republicans have a lukewarm chance of flipping the Senate in November, citing “candidate quality” as a factor.
The senator made the honest prediction at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday afternoon.
“I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” the minority leader anticipated. “Senate races are just different, they’re statewide”.
Then came the insulting bit of candor.
“Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome”.
The blunt insult comes as McConnell continues to distance himself from Donald Trump and his supporters, but against the backdrop of major MAGA wins in primary elections from coast to coast.