No one is sure what’s going to happen in November but many experts are predicting that Republicans will win control of the Senate.
Nancy Pelosi, though, isn’t worried, she’s looking forward to taking back both Houses of Congress in 2016, while maintaining the presidency to boot.
Rebecca Shabad of The Hill reports:
Pelosi: Dems will take Congress, WH in ’16
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted a Democratic sweep in 2016.
If Republicans keep the House in November, Pelosi said they wouldn’t hold their majority for long.
“Their days are numbered. I know that in two years, I know we’ll have a Democratic Congress and a Democratic president,” she told reporters at her weekly press conference.
“I’d like it to be in two months,” she added.
Asked if she was conceding that Republicans would hold the House in November’s midterms, Pelosi insisted, “No, I’m not.”
“I think we’ll do okay,” said Pelosi, who was headed to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to discuss the elections.
Pelosi compared November’s midterms to the Olympics, in which the final result can come down to a matter of inches or seconds.
“Five weeks from today, we can have no regrets,” she said.
Nothing is set in stone and Republicans shouldn’t be overconfident but Red State editor Erick Erickson sees one sign that shows Democrats are very worried.
Clearest Sign Yet the GOP Will Take the Senate: Eric Holder to Resign
The only reason Eric Holder would do this now, before the mid-term elections, is if he was pretty sure he’d have to deal with a Republican Senate next year. A nomination and confirmation fight is just another area to be politicized before the 2014 mid-terms when the nation has turned against Barack Obama on a host of issues and Republicans are revving up attacks on both the IRS and Benghazi. It means a potential loss of control on another front when the Democrats are already on defense across the country. That instability does not happen unless the people in positions to control this decision see headwinds against them.
Eric Holder resigning is another sign the Democrats are worried about having to deal with a Republican Senate majority in January.
2016 is still way too far off to call, or worry about.
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