Newt Gingrich, the erstwhile Speaker of the House of Representatives, predicted on Sunday that Republicans might gain as many as 70 seats in the House during the upcoming midterm elections.
Gingrich made the forecast during an appearance with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on the show, “Sunday Morning Futures,” which aired Sunday morning.
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“I believe we will gain around 25 to 70 House seats. I think we’ll pick up approximately four Senate seats too,” Gingrich predicted.
Gingrich singled out the Georgia Senate race in which former NFL great, Herschel Walker, is standing as a Republican as an example.
At the moment, the Senate is split 50-50. Vice President Kamala Harris can cast the tie-breaking vote, giving Democrats a slim majority.
Walker will compete against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, who barely ousted Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler during a special election in January 2021.
Additionally, Newt Gingrich projected that Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California would be elected as the next Speaker of the House, replacing current Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
“I believe Kevin McCarthy will do an extraordinarily wonderful job as speaker,” Gingrich continued. “Kevin McCarthy will be the speaker.”
Gingrich’s statements came after his earlier comments in the interview. He voiced concern about Biden’s cognitive health, which he speculated could have led to his record-low popularity ratings.
According to him, “as a citizen, we all have to be concerned about having a commander-in-chief who, at the very least, appears to be confused a great deal. At the very worst, he may well have a significant cognitive disorder.”
“That should concern all of us, well beyond politics. It’s abundantly evident each and every week with President Biden,” Gingrich continued, referring to the president’s behavior.
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Gingrich also turned to Twitter on Monday to express his optimism about the future of America’s conservative movement and express his support for President Donald Trump.
“If Republicans can develop a performance-based platform based on the concepts of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, we will be able to rule with a long-term, solid American plurality, instead of a shorter-lived Republican majority,” he said.
Last month, erstwhile Democratic presidential contender and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren expressed fear that her party would suffer “significant losses” in the November midterm elections.
The projections follow that vein.
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Warren wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times on April 1 that talked about her fears.
Warren added, “To put it bluntly, if we do not use the months left before the elections to deliver on more of our agenda, Democrats will suffer significant losses in the midterm elections.”
The senator from Massachusetts expressed alarm about the “stalled Biden agenda,” as well.
According to Warren’s column, the Republican Party speculates that Democrats will not have enough to run on in the upcoming midterm elections.
“They could be correct,” Warren wrote.