Republicans call Biden out for being "divisive"
Losing Congress alone will possibly cause the Presidency's agenda to be fully sidetracked.
A few hours remain before poll results for the midterm congressional elections are opened on November 8.
With over 40 million people having already voted, it is expected to be the largest midterm turnout ever.
Some suspect that if Republicans win the elections, not only Joe Biden's presidency will be compromised, but this may also open the door for Donald Trump to step back in the run for a second term.
The elections are especially decisive due to the possibility of cutting down support to Ukraine amid its ongoing conflict with Russia.
President Biden who campaigned in New York with Governor Kathy Hochul earlier today said that American "democracy is at stake," whereas Trump, who was holding a rally in Ohio, hinted to voters today that he will possibly run for the 2024 Presidential run.
Let’s get it done, New York. pic.twitter.com/lJOvJVbV6D— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) November 7, 2022
Some predict that Republicans are leading the race, which if they do end up winning, not only the Democratic agenda will likely be compromised, but Biden may be subject to an aggressive investigation over the first phase of his term.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) told CNN that if he wins the race to become Speaker, he will never resort to impeachment proceedings.
"We will never use impeachment for political purposes," the potential second in line to Biden told CNN. "That doesn't mean if something rises to the occasion, it would not be used at any other time."
But what if the Senate also took a turn? What would become of Biden's legislative agenda?
Losing Congress alone will possibly cause his agenda to be fully sidetracked.
This includes policies on addressing the climate crisis and financial support to Ukraine, both issues which Republicans deem secondary in terms of priorities.
McCarthy further said Republicans will not write a “blank check” for Ukraine if they win back the House majority, adding that "people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not going to write a blank check to Ukraine."
"They just won’t do it. … It’s not a free blank check," those last two words were sufficient enough to send shivers down Zelensky's spine.
The outcome of the elections will also determine the probability for the almost 80-year-old President to run for a second term.
President Biden is trying to divide and deflect at a time when America needs to unite—because he can’t talk about his policies that have driven up the cost of living.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 2, 2022
The American people aren’t buying it.
Several personalities such as former President Barack Obama and other high-profile figures have been roaming campaigns to ward off the growing Republican wave.
Republicans have expanded in size and strength in light of growing inflation and the immigration crisis.
“Since Joe Biden took office less than two years ago, more than 3.5 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended while crossing our southern border.” - @RepRickAllen on Joe Biden’s border crisis. pic.twitter.com/PpSEYOLy8F— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) November 5, 2022
The control of the Senate, the House, and the state governments will be settled by several crucial races in the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire.
Not just within their boundaries but also nationwide, what occurs in these states will have an impact on topics like abortion rights, economic policy, education, and the climate crisis.
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Democrat-identifying voters showed concern in areas of education reform, gun control, climate change, healthcare, abortion, and systemic racism.
On the other hand, Republican-voting counterparts were concerned about the economic crisis, crime, immigration, and foreign policies.
Biden’s popularity keeps sinking as the economy deteriorates even further, and the midterm elections serve as his last remaining lifeline – with not much hope in sight either.
Earlier today, Tech Mogul Elon Musk asked his 100 million followers to vote for Republicans on Twitter.
To independent-minded voters:— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 7, 2022
Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presidency is Democratic.
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