Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Sudan) predicted Monday night that next year’s midterm elections will be as pleasing for Republicans as the 1994 vote that gave the GOP unified control of Congress for the first time in more than 40 years.
“I think there’s a tidal wave brewing,” Graham told Fox News’ Hannity. “I think this will be 1994 again. When you look at rampant inflation, out-of-control crime, and broken and just borders [a] A general lack of knowledge of what you’re doing, a lack of competence… The GOP will come back in a big way if we recruit the right people.”
In 1994, the Republican Party took 54 seats in the House of Representatives for a majority for the first time since 1952. On the Senate side, Republicans grabbed an eight-seat grid and regained control of the upper chamber for the first time in eight years. .
In 2022, Republicans need a net acquire of just five seats to regain control of the House and a net acquire of just one seat to regain control of the Senate.
“We’ve had a lot of opportunities on the map in the Senate,” Graham told Fox News host Sean Hannity, prior adding, “We’re going to get the House back, Sean, unless we screw this up completely.”
As Republicans look to Senate races in Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire and Nevada as potential admissions opportunities, they should also protect seats held by retired members in North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In Wisconsin, Senator Ron Johnson has not said whether he will run for re-election next year, while Florida Senator Marco Rubio will have to take on the challenge from Democratic Representative Val Demings.
Graham also backed previous NFL Herschel Walker’s relegation to enter the Republican race to challenge Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock next year. The previous University of Georgia Bulldogs Heisman Prize-winner is believed to be the favorite in the Republican primary, but he hasn’t said if or when he will announce his candidacy.
“I hope Herschel Walker runs. Herschel Walker speaks like the average Georgian. He wants his mother to be competent to go to the store without getting hurt,” Graham said.
“I think Herschel fits Georgia like a glove,” the South Carolinian continued. “He’s cautious in every sense of the word. He’s a hero in Georgia and he understands law and order. He’ll have the back of cops. He’ll be tough on all the things you need to be tough.” [on] Your money will not be wasted. He’s a financial cautious… In my opinion, Herschel is the right guy for Georgia.”