An explosive testimony from a key witness in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump rocked the White House Tuesday and has sent shockwaves of fear among Republicans, who are now sounding the alarm, worried they may lose control of the Senate and the White House, and Democrats could control all of Congress while winning the presidency.
As noted by Axios, Republicans have been “shaken” by poor fundraising results from vulnerable Senate Republicans, and fear that could mean GOP control of the Senate is “in serious jeopardy.”
But it gets worse. After National Security Council Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman told Congressional investigators that he personally witnessed officials pressuring Ukraine to help Trump politically, Republicans are also worrying they may lose the White House as well, according to Axios.
“The Republican Senate majority, once considered relatively safe, suddenly looks in serious jeopardy. Democrats are raising more money, and polling better, than Republican incumbents in battleground after battleground,” Axios notes. “President Trump trails every major Democratic candidate nationally and in swing states — and his favorable ratings remain well under 50%.”
U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior political strategist Scott Reed, calling it a “three-alarm fire,” telling Axios the Republican Party “was shaken” by news of poor fundraising by vulnerable Senator.
“All these incumbent senators have terrible job approvals and terrible favorables,” Reed observes.
Democrats need only pick up three seats to win back control of the Senate if there is a Democrat in the Oval Office.