The polls and surveys all point one direction for President Joe Biden, and it’s a growing cause for concern among Democrats on Capitol Hill.
Republicans are licking their chops as they await the midterm elections in 2022. Most GOP leaders are convinced they’ll flip the House, and possibly the Senate as well.
And one top Republican believes he knows why this shift is happening.
America has spoken in regards to Biden’s performance: his report card isn’t pretty, according to most politicos and journalists. Many say the President has failed to deliver in his first year.
Numerous crises, ranging from the border to Afghanistan to inflation, have caused Biden’s approval to tank during the latter half of 2021. And that downward trend continues.
And this past week, the President delivered a highly controversial press conference regarding Russia and the Ukraine, which prompted even more criticism.
Overall, though, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell believes there’s one big reason why the U.S. has turned on the President — America didn’t get what it was expecting.
McConnell went on Fox News and spoke to host Bret Baier about the current administration, and he started by addressing a recent attack Biden made on McConnell.
At the time, the President said the Senator would “do anything to prevent Biden from being a success.” McConnell replied:
Well, my good friend the president got it wrong once again. I helped him pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill. I supported in the Senate a bill to deal with China and the computer chip shortage.
If the president starts acting like a moderate, like he campaigned, we can do business.
That’s the crux of the matter, as far as McConnell is concerned.
He believes that in fact, America thought they had elected a moderate President to the White House. And instead, Biden went and “adopted the Bernie Sanders prescription for America.”
McConnell added that “if the President wants to reinvent himself and come back to the middle, we have things to talk about that we can work on together.”
However, in the meantime, it seems they’re just too far apart. McConnell isn’t the first Republican to accuse Biden of drifting much farther left since entering the Oval Office, either.
Many agree that while he campaigned on a moderate platform, Biden kowtowed to the far-left agenda throughout his first year.
As a result, the midterm elections could break the Republican way, primarily because America isn’t happy with the way things are going. They’re reacting to the current administration’s failures.
As McConnell said:
And these midterm elections are always a report card on the performance of those who are in charge, those who are governing.
I think the American people are about to send this administration a pretty big message that they do not approve of all the things that are going wrong.
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Unless Biden and his team can make some strong forward strides this year, it seems likely that Democrats will lose control of the House, and possibly the Senate.
Then comes the 2024 presidential election and if the country remains unhappy with leftist rule in Washington, Republicans might eventually reclaim full control of D.C. And that isn’t what Democrats want.
But right now, they’ve got to make some changes because the GOP sees the handwriting on the wall.