Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., revealed to CNN that he is not confident that the Republican party would be able to win back the majority in the Senate despite the “good map.”
During an exclusive interview with Manu Ragu, McConnell stated that what he was actually pointing out was the ways in which his party could potentially “screw this up” and added that they were working to ensure that they would be able to win back the majority.
The Republicans will have to defend 11 seats in the upcoming election while the Democrats will have to defend 23 seats. Despite this though, there are two GOP incumbents who are considered to be in a vulnerable position with a seat that might end up flipping. There are also three Democrat seats in red states which are considered vulnerable according to Raju’s claims.
McConnell argued that currently what they do know is that they are going to be heavily competing in four states, “Montana, West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.” He proceeded to argue that it would be challenging for them to defeat Democrat incumbents. In the interview on Friday which was released on Monday, McConnell added that there was space for mistakes, especially in candidate recruitment which is what they were trying to avoid. He proceeded to state that previously they lost elections in Georgia, Arizona, and New Hampshire because the candidates were not competitive.
In terms of supporting former President Donald Trump, with whom he has long had a feud, he added that he would support the party nominee regardless of who it is.