RED WAVE: McConnell Says 2022 Midterms Will Be ‘Very Good Election for Republicans’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is feeling pretty good about the GOP and its chances to flip a few seats during the midterm elections next year. They may even flip enough to derail President Biden’s agenda altogether.

“I think the fall of ’22 is likely to be a very good election for Republicans,” McConnell told reporters. “I’m very optimistic. We have 50 Republican senators. I know what a real minority looks like. We had 40 after President Obama got elected. And so I think the wind is going to be at our back in both the House and Senate. I think there’s a great likelihood of a pretty good election next year,” he added. 

McConnell also offered up some commentary on the recent elections in Virginia and New Jersey.

“We had a chance here for the American people to express themselves in those states that had some kind of elections this year about how they feel about what’s going on. Seventy-one percent of the American people [say] we’re going in the wrong direction, 71 percent. I’ve been around a while, I don’t remember 71 percent wrong track before,” he added.