Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the country will be radically different in just a couple years if Republicans don’t hold onto the Senate come fall.
“[Democrats] would get rid of the filibuster in the Senate, thereby eliminating the potential for any serious opposition. They’ll admit the District of Columbia as a state and Puerto Rico as a state, giving them four new Democratic senators in perpetuity. They’ll pack the Supreme Court, the circuit courts, the district courts, and then they’ll turn to the economy. They’ll overregulate and overtax like they always do, and America won’t look two years later like it does today,” McConnell said Thursday on Fox News’s the Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.
Republicans hold 53 seats, and Democrats have 45 seats. There are also two independents who caucus with the Democrats.
July report by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report favored Democrats to take back the majority in the Senate. A separate analysis also found Democrats could pick up even more House seats while maintaining their majority of the lower chamber.
With races looking closer in some districts just two months out from Election Day, McConnell said keeping the majority could go “50-50.”
McConnell said the GOP majority is what is keeping Democrats from pursuing the agenda he laid out, warning voters of a forever-altered country if a blue wave hits November.
“They need to be stopped,” McConnell said. “The Senate is the firewall against that sort of thing. That’s what is at stake for the American people if they choose to go in the other direction and give the Democrats the entire government.”
Author: Mica Soellner