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 Schumer: Abortion ruling and Jan. 6 hearings helped Democrats expand Senate majority
by Alexander Bolton - 12/07/22 12:19 PM ET

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday morning took a victory lap after Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) won his runoff election, declaring the Supreme Court’s decision striking down abortion rights and the House Jan. 6 hearings were key factors in Democrats expanding their Senate majority. 

“It is a good morning, a great morning!” Schumer exulted at a press conference Wednesday, pointing out that this year was the first time since 1934 that the president’s party did not lose a single Senate incumbent in a midterm election. 

Schumer said it looked in April like Democrats would lose control of the Senate. But the tide turned after a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court struck down the federal right to an abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the House Jan. 6 select committee’s public hearings put a spotlight on the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

He also cited Supreme Court decisions striking down a century-old New York law restricting the carrying of concealed firearms and limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate coal plants. 

“In May and June, the public began to realize how far right these MAGA Republicans had gone. The Dobbs decision was the crystallization of that, of course, when people said, ‘Wow these MAGA Republicans are serious about turning the clock all the way back,’” Schumer said, referring to former President Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.” 

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Oh, Schmucky, don't sell yourself short. Your party's use of fraudulent ballots had a whole heck of a lot to do with it, too.
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"Schumer: "I think the January 6 hearings played an important effect [on the midterm elections] because people didn't just read about something that happened once but every night, they saw on TV these insurrectionists."  (Video)


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Oh, Schmucky, don't sell yourself short. Your party's use of fraudulent ballots had a whole heck of a lot to do with it, too.

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Guess it didn't help you in the House much though.
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Vulcan fulminates:
"Guess it didn't help you in the House much though"

Well... when you consider how narrow the margin of victory was in the House vis-a-vis what was supposed to be a "red wave"... The Schmuck is right in his assessment.

However, he left off the power of The Party's "underground election apparatus" in several important states. Which was to be expected. A Party member does not get points for mentioning that...