A Republican senator laid out the rallying cry for the GOP forward of subsequent 12 months’s midterm election final week, telling a assume tank viewers that he wants to “make Joe Biden a one-half-term president.”
“I’m looking forward to a very successful 2022,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) informed the Ripon Society in his June 10 remarks, per an account on the think tank’s website. “Mitch McConnell came under a lot of criticism for saying at one point [in 2010] he wanted to make sure that Barack Obama was a one-term president. I want to make Joe Biden a one-half-term president. And I want to do that by making sure they no longer have [all three of] the House, Senate, and White House.”
Barrasso additionally claimed in his remarks that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lately informed his Democratic colleagues that they’ve till November of 2022 to drive the president’s far-left agenda via Congress earlier than they lose each chambers to the Republicans.
“There’s a 50-50 Senate, which should be a mandate to move to the middle,” Barrasso defined. “Instead, they appear to be heading as far to the left as they’ll. Senate Democrats lately had a gathering and there was a dialogue. One of the Democrat senators informed me that he stated, ‘Look, we can do all this spending and taxes, but we’re going to lose the House or the Senate, or possibly each in two years.’
“To which Bernie said, ‘Oh, we’re going to lose them. We’ve got to do everything now. This is our only chance!’” Barrasso added.
The Wyoming Republican additionally warned his viewers that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is anticipated to drive votes this month on laws he is aware of is not going to cross in an effort to push reluctant members of his caucus to assist eliminating the legislative filibuster.
“This is the month that [Sen.] John Thune [R-SD] calls ‘Senator Schumer’s designed-to-fail month,’ because everything he’s bringing up is a hot button issue for them, and we’re going to stop all of it,” Barrasso stated.
“You’re going to have gun legislation going after the Second Amendment. There’s a whole host of things they’re going to bring up in June and Schumer wants all of these to fail so then he can then say, ‘Look what they’re doing. They’re stopping the president. We need to overturn the filibuster. We need to do this by way of simple majority. Get rid of the filibuster,’” he added. “All of this is intended to ramp up animosity against Republicans and get the Democrats all in line. They’re not in line now.”
As for the president himself, Barrasso informed one viewers member that Biden will “go down in historical past as a president who has by no means vetoed a invoice as a result of he’ll signal no matter Chuck Schumer and [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi [D-Calif.] placed on his desk, interval. He’s not going to get something he doesn’t agree to signal.
“He’s just along for the ride right now,” the senator added. “And they’re running the show and their party is being driven further and further to the left. When you have a party that is proposing to defund the police and have less security in our country, that’s a story that writes itself.”
Most political observers favor Republicans to regain management of the House of Representatives following the 2022 elections. Democrats at present maintain a nine-seat majority within the House with 4 seats vacant. Since World War II, the president’s occasion has misplaced a median of 30 House seats in midterm elections.
Meanwhile, 34 Senate seats are up for grabs in 2022, with Republicans defending 20 seats and Democrats defending 14.