Republicans will hold 52-55 seats
By Dave Andrusko
As I write this post, there are 52 Republicans who will for certain be members of the United States Senate next year. Three races are undecided.
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, the pro-abortion senatorial candidate in Arizona, is leading Martha McSally, the pro-life Republican. Rick Scott, the pro-life senatorial candidate in Florida, is slightly ahead of pro-abortion Democrat incumbent Senator Bill Nelson. Meanwhile the run-off race in Mississippi takes place next week where incumbent pro-life Sen. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith squares off against pro-abortion former congressman Mike Espy.
Thus, the absolute minimum number of Republicans is the aforementioned 52, with a high of 55, if Republicans carry Arizona, Florida, and Mississippi.
For purposes of the remainder of post, the important development is what transpired in the House of Representative where Democrats will assume control next January. The remaining question is by how much.
What to say today, six days after the November 6 midterm elections?
* The “agenda” of pro-abortion House Democrats consists almost entirely of attempting to devise as many investigations as they can imagine in an attempt to neutralize the last two years of President Trump’s first term and at the same time (they believe) position the Democrats’ pro-abortion 2020 candidate to win over Trump.
*Depending on the time of day and how much they are feeling their oats, pro-abortion House Democratic leaders are warning that they may or may not attempt to impeach newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. What we know for sure is that pro-abortion attempts to smear Justice Kavanaugh will never end, whether they actually attempt impeachment.
For example, referring to yesterday’s appearance of incoming pro-abortion House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY)on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Hot Air’s Ed Morrisey observed
Nadler wants to eat his cake and have it too. He wants to claim that he’s not attacking Kavanaugh, perhaps mindful of the reaction such attacks created with voters over the last six weeks. However, the idea that he’s probing the White House and FBI by rehashing these unsubstantiated allegations is pure poppycock. Nadler just wants to extend the smear as much as possible in order to delegitimize Kavanaugh’s future work on the Supreme Court, even if he can’t get an impeachment motion to pass.
As it happens, on November 7, Rasmussen Reports polled on the question of whether likely voters are for or against impeachment attempts against Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. Rasmussen Reports found
that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters think House Democrats should attempt to impeach Kavanaugh. Fifty-six percent (56%) are opposed to any impeachment effort against the new high court justice. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.
We will keep you up to date both on the results in the yet-to-be-decided Senate races and what pro-abortion House Democratic leadership is up to.