Vice President Mike Pence optimistic about GOP chances in Midterm Elections
Usually, when one party controls the White House and both chambers of Congress, they take big losses during the midterm elections. I spoke to Vice President Mike Pence about the GOP’s chances to maintain control of the House and the Senate come November.
PENCE: I think President Trump and I feel very encouraged. Look, the majority in the House of Representatives has been there for the American people. They cut taxes, they rolled back regulation, they unleashed American energy. The House even passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that came up a little short in the United States Senate.
BORIS: So, The House, you’re feeling optimistic. The Senate, the map looks pretty good for Republicans, right?
PENCE: I think we feel very encouraged by the opportunity to expand seats in the United States Senate because there are so many states where incumbent Democrats are up for reelection – in states that the president carried by a decisive margin in 2016.
So we'll take that case, the case for tax relief and all of our economic policies, a strong national defense to the American people as we make the case to reelect the majority and expand a Republican majority in the Senate.
PENCE: Conventional wisdom says that for the party in the White House that these first midterm elections are tough but, Boris, I think we all know what Presidential Trump thinks of conventional wisdom. We made history in 2016 and we believe we’re going to make history in 2018 when we reelect Republican majorities in the House and Senate.
Here's The Bottom Line: History does not look kindly on the GOPs chances in November. However there have been plenty of achievements for the White House and Republicans in Congress to concentrate on, and give them a real shot of maintaining control of both houses of Congress.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.