With weeks to go before Election Day, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is feeling good about the Republican Party’s prospects.
As critics insist that President Donald Trump is doomed, the Republican congressman and outspoken Trump defender told The Sara Carter Show Monday that a red wave is coming that will thwart the Democrats’ court-packing schemes.
“President Trump is going to win”
Speaking with journalist Sara Carter, Jordan discussed the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and the ongoing controversy surrounding court-packing. Jordan contrasted Trump’s transparency on his Supreme Court nominees with Democrat White House hopeful Joe Biden’s reluctance to release his own list — or even say whether he would pack the court.
The Republican congressman also said that it would be “very, very dangerous” if Democrats are able to turn the Supreme Court into a “super-legislature,” rendering the judicial branch a “political entity” and undermining the delicate system of checks and balances that the Founding Fathers envisioned.
But Jordan indicated he isn’t all that worried about that prospect, predicting a victory for Trump and a “good chance” that Republicans win both houses of Congress. Republicans have a 53-seat majority in the Senate, but they lost the House in the 2018 midterms.
“I think President Trump is going to win,” Jordan told Carter on Monday. “I think we’re going to keep the Senate, I think there’s actually a good chance we take back the House. So I don’t think it’s going to happen,” he said of Dems winning the White House and a Senate majority this November.
“But if it would, would they do it [court-packing]? Of course they would,” Jordan added. “That’s why they won’t answer the question. And the danger of this is first it’s been the precedent for 150 years, we’ve had nine justices on the United States Supreme Court, but if you expand it, you turn it into a super-legislature.”
“No president has done more”
Jordan’s assessment flips the story coming from most pollsters and pundits, who insist that Trump is heading for a defeat and that Republican senators, fearful of losing their majority, are cutting ties with Trump in a panic.
President Trump has long had a polling deficit in his race against Biden, but others note that the polling was wrong in 2016, and Trump enjoys much higher enthusiasm from his supporters than Biden does, according to the New York Post.
Later in his Monday interview, Jordan suggested that voters will reward Trump with another term because he has kept his promises, unlike most politicians.
“No president has done more of what they said they would do than this president,” Jordan told Carter.
While some may balk at Jordan’s claims, it wouldn’t be the first time Trump pulled off an upset victory.