On a hot mic, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) can be heard telling President Joe Biden that the Democrats are “in danger” of losing key U.S. Senate seats.
Video of a conversation between Schumer and Biden at the airport in Syracuse, New York, on Thursday shows the Democrat majority leader worrying about losing two major races.
In one particular exchange, Schumer is heard discussing the Georgia Senate race between Republican candidate Herschel Walker and incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA). In the hot mic clip, Schumer admits that the Senate seat may actually flip to the GOP.
“The state where we’re going downhill is Georgia. It’s hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker,” the majority leader can be heard telling Biden.
Despite his pessimism, Schumer was at least hopeful about early turnout in Georgia, saying that it was “huge.”
🚨Schumer to Biden: "The state where we're going downhill is Georgia. It's hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker." pic.twitter.com/m5ELvQAUYO
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Walker has taken a nearly 4-point lead over Warnock in the Georgia race, according to a Wednesday co/efficient poll. This major lead comes less than two weeks before the November 8 election, and shows that 47% support Walker while 43.6% support the incumbent Democrat Senator.
In a different conversation, Schumer is heard admitting that Democrats are “in danger” of losing the Pennsylvania Senate race between Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and Democrat Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. This comes after Fetterman’s disastrous performance in Tuesday evening’s debate, which Schumer downplayed.
“That seat. We’re in danger of that seat,” the majority leader said. “It’s close.”
“It looks like the debate didn’t hurt us too much in Pennsylvania,” Schumer added.
SCHUMER TO BIDEN ON HOT MIC: “It looks like the debate didn’t hurt us too much in Pennsylvania…”
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Fetterman fell in the polls following Tuesday night’s debate, in which the Democrat candidate struggled to speak and understand the questions — requiring the use of closed captioning to participate in the event, as he suffers from an auditory processing disorder as the result of a stroke in May.
After the debate, an Insider Advantage poll showed that Oz now leads Fetterman by 3 points. According to the poll, 47.5% of likely voters support Oz, who is endorsed by former President Donald Trump, while 44.8% support Fetterman. The candidates were virtually tied in a poll from Insider Advantage last week, prior to the Democrat’s disastrous debate performance.
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