Historical trends already pointed toward Republicans doing well in the 2022 midterm elections, and when the realities of how President Joe Biden and the Democrat-controlled Congress have governed thus far are factored in, the odds of the GOP taking back majority control appear even greater.
Such is the view of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who recently slammed Biden and Democrats for having “not done one thing right” and predicted that Republicans will “take back the House” next year, Breitbart reported.
The remarks from the fiery and outspoken Ohio Republican came during an appearance last week on Fox News Primetime with guest host Tammy Bruce, during which the congressman also ripped Biden for his horrendous handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal and insisted that he be held fully accountable for both his actions and inaction.
Asked right off the bat for his message to the American people right now, Rep. Jordan adopted the fighting spirit of former President Donald Trump and urged his fellow GOPers to engage in the political battles and fervently “defend anyone who gets attacked” by the Democrats.
“These people running for school board because they are fed up with Marxist ‘hate America’ ideology called Critical Race Theory,” Jordan said. “Defend those people, help those people, help them get elected. Any elected official fighting back — defend those, help those.”
“The private citizen who stands up to the cancel culture mob, make sure you come to their defense,” he continued. “If we all rally around the principles that make our country special, that made us the greatest nation ever, if we all do that, we will be fine. And I think Americans are waking up.”
“Everything is a disaster”
Rep. Jordan moved on briefly to shred Biden for his abject and costly failures in Afghanistan — both in lives and equipment lost — as well as at the southern U.S. border, with the economy, surging crime rates, and attacks on the First Amendment and other constitutional rights, to say nothing of the distinct lack of transparency from the Biden administration compared to his predecessor.
“Americans are waking up, and they are going to push back. I think we are going to reassert ourselves and take — elect the right kind of people next year and take back the House,” Jordan added. He later concluded, “The American people, I think, get it. This administration has not done one thing right. Everything is a disaster, and the American people understand it.”
Dems know they’ll lose
To be sure, some might dismissively chalk Rep. Jordan’s words up as little more than typical partisan wishful thinking, but he is not alone in predicting that Republicans are solidly on track to take back control of Congress in the next election cycle.
Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report told NBC News in mid-August that, “Based on all factors, you’d have to consider Republicans the early favorites for the House majority in 2022.” He did, however, couch that by also suggesting that things could still change if Biden’s approval remained above 50% and Trump was uninvolved in the election cycle.
Likewise, Politico reported in early August that the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), warned his fellow Democrats that they were on track to lose by substantial margins. Ironically — and we can only hope Democrats don’t change course — he and other Dem operatives suggested that more closely aligning themselves with Biden’s policy agenda could help prevent the predicted losses.