Democrat Senate leader Chuck Schumer is holding onto control by a thread.
But with the 2022 midterm elections just around the corner, he’s scrambling to save the Democrats’ control over Congress.
And now, Schumer just got career-ending news that could wreck Joe Biden’s plans for good.
Democrats’ control over the US Senate is hanging on by a thread.
With the party only barely holding control over the upper chamber of Congress with Vice President Kamala Harris casting a crucial tie-breaking vote, Schumer knows that his control over the Senate is among the weakest in American history.
Just a single seat flipping back to Republicans would cause the entire house of cards to come crashing down.
And with the 2022 midterms shaping up to be a disaster for Democrats, there are now real fears among Biden’s closest allies that Schumer’s control over the Senate will fall apart next year.
Already, Senate Democrats are working to try and bail out vulnerable members of their party who could very well lose their seats next year, and no one is in more danger than Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock.
Warnock only won his seat by the skin of his teeth during a special runoff election earlier this year when he defeated Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler in one of the closest Senate elections in modern history.
He’s now up for re-election to a full term in 2022, and Warnock is widely considered to be among the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress today.
Making matters worse, Schumer is now worried about a top-tier Republican candidate who just threw his hat in the ring.
The Washington Examiner reports, “NFL legend Herschel Walker‘s Senate bid is less than 2 weeks old, and he has already been cast as a political opportunist and damaged goods. The stakes in Georgia couldn’t be higher. Mr. Warnock’s pivotal win helped flip Senate control to the Democrats. Republicans need a net gain of just one seat to take back the Senate majority.
The good news for Republicans is that Georgia’s election calendar will be less compact than last year’s, giving the eventual nominee more time to hone a campaign message and strategy for the general election.
Mr. Warnock will be defending the record he has compiled since taking the oath of office this year. He is viewed as one of the more vulnerable Democrats.”
Walker is considered by many to be a favorite to win the Republican nomination for Georgia’s senate race next year, and Warnock’s campaign is already treating Walker like the presumptive nominee.
The Washington Examiner adds, “The Heisman Trophy winner remains a star in the eyes of Georgia voters, and former President Donald Trump has endorsed him. “He was a great football player and will be an even better U.S. Senator — if that is even possible,” Mr. Trump said.”
The Georgia Senate race is widely expected to be among the most competitive in the entire country next year and could very well determine control of the US Senate.