Chuck Schumer is in serious hot water.
He knows that his Democrat majority in the Senate is about to collapse.
And now, one hot mic caught him admitting to the unthinkable.
Chuck Schumer has spent month assuring his Left-wing allies that Democrats would be all but certain to hold onto the Senate.
Just a few weeks ago, Schumer himself said that while he thought Democrats were marginally unfavored to hold onto the House, his own caucus in the Senate would almost certainly keep their slim tie-breaking majority, if not pick up additional seats from states like Pennsylvania.
But now, Schumer is singing a different tune in private from the one he publicly boasted over the late summer.
And it was all caught on one hot mic that revealed what Schumer really thinks about Democrats’ chances in November.
USA Today reports, “Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told President Joe Biden that Georgia’s Senate race is “going downhill” for Democrats in remarks made Thursday that were captured by a hot mic.”
“The state where we’re going downhill is Georgia,” Schumer said to Biden. “It’s hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker.”
These comments were caught on a hot mic that was rolling during an event in New York, where Schumer was meeting with Biden and other public officials to announce a new semiconductor plant.
While Biden’s response to Schumer was not captured on tape, the Senate Majority Leader’s comments reveal just how bad things have gone for Democrats over the last few weeks.
Not only are they now floundering in Pennsylvania, which was once considered the key pickup opportunity for Democrats in order to get them to 51 seats, but they are also now watching Georgia slip away.
Georgia was once considered a rising Blue State due to the growth of Atlanta, but now, new polling and modeling suggests that Democrats stand a real chance to lose the state in November.
What’s more, other key swing states are also in serious danger of flipping, including Arizona and Nevada, where Democrats are currently trailing.
“Like Georgia, Nevada is one of Republicans’ best chances to flip a Democratic-held seat. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is trying to stave off surging Republican nominee Adam Laxalt, a former state attorney general. The Real Clear Politics average of polls has Laxalt ahead of Cortez Masto by 1.2% percentage points,” adds USA Today.
Schumer is panicking because he knows that if any of these states flip away from his party, there’s almost no path to winning a majority in the US Senate.
And without the Senate, much of Joe Biden’s agenda goes up in flames almost overnight.
In fact, Biden would likely become a lame duck on day one of the new Congress, as polling also shows that Biden is on track to lose re-election himself in 2024.
“Republicans are widely expected to take control of the House and have a strong chance at the Senate. A USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released Thursday found voters support Republican congressional candidates over Democrats on a generic ballot, 49%-45%, a turnaround since the USA TODAY poll taken in July, when Democrats led 44%-40%,” concludes USA Today.