Midterm Trends Threaten GOP Majority?


There's talk that Democrats will pounce on the 2018 midterm elections, but Republicans are not conceding anything.

A new president typically loses seats during his first midterm elections, however, Michael Joyce, spokesperson for the Republican Party of Texas, says there's no way Democrats flip the script in 2018.

“Nationally, in maybe a swing state or a Democrat state, I think its reasonable to think that a Republican here and there could lose, but I don't think you're going to wake up in 2018 and all of a sudden have a Democratic-controlled Congress,” he says.

GOP leaders point to Trump administration achievements such as Justice Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court and crackdown on illegal immigration.

But with a repeal of Obamacare on hold, and lawsuits over Trump's travel moratorium eating up resources, Joyce admits some conservatives are growing weary.

“Of course repealing and replacing Obamacare must be a priority, and I certainly think that a lot of conservative folks really care about doing this quickly, but I think it has to be done in the right way,” he says.

“When we're $19 trillion in debt, when you look at tax reforms and all the burdensome regulations that were put in place, there's a lot of work that has to get done, and its not exactly and easy fix to fix our health care system.”

Meanwhile, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel believes the president's populous message in 2016 will still hold true in 2018 – possibly strenghthing the GOP majority in both the House and Senate.


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