Senate Majority Chief Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday predicted that Democrats will hold holding onto the Senate by way of the 2024 presidential elections.
“I completely do, if we stick with our North Star, which is, assist individuals with issues that they need assistance with,” Schumer instructed NBC Information.
Democrats fended off the Republicans hoped-for “purple wave” throughout this yr’s midterms and bucked the historic precedent of a sitting celebration shedding huge within the off-year elections.
The celebration stored the Republicans’ takeover of the Home to a minimal after which expanded their majority within the Senate, bumping up their higher chamber benefit from the present 50-50 break up to 51-49.
Schumer, who has been reelected to serve one other time period as Senate majority chief, instructed NBC that he was assured within the celebration’s 2024 prospects due to congressional Democrats’ latest legislative wins — and due to the clear distinction in opposition to Republicans.
Whereas Democrats have been engaged on advancing the Inflation Discount Act and the CHIPS and Science Act, Republicans appeared overtaken by the “MAGA affect,” in line with Schumer.
“The MAGA affect on the celebration is not going to go away in a short time. They’re very robust. They’re very lively. They’re hard-right… You place these two issues collectively, and I believe the election leads to 2024 could be higher than lots of people are actually predicting,” Schumer stated within the interview.
The senator had predicted simply earlier than this yr’s midterms that his celebration would maintain onto the Senate “and perhaps even decide up seats” — and later referred to as the outcomes a “vindication” for the celebration.