(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) With Trump-backed Republican Mehmet Oz surging to a lead in polls for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat, after Democrat stroke victim John Fetterman’s disastrous debate performance earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., slipped into panic mode on Thursday, fearing a potential red wave midterm.
“We’ll we’re, you know, it looks like, it looks like the debate didn’t hurt us too much in Pennsylvania as of today,”Schumer shakily tried to assure himself, President Joe Biden and anybody else in earshot, during a hot mic moment on the Syracuse airport tarmac.
“So that’s good,” Schumer hyped, despite the most recent post-debate poll that showed Oz with a nearly 3-point lead and Fetterman floundering.
The Pennsylvania tilt is one of several closely watched races that could decide majority control of Congress, and polling shows a bleak future for Democrats on multiple fronts.
Schumer fretted them all during his confab with Biden.
“That seat, we’re in danger in that seat,” Schumer said, although it was unclear which seat he meant.
There were plenty of options, starting with Republican Blake Masters surging in Arizona’s race against Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly. Cook Political Report on Thursday shifted the race from “lean Democrat” to “toss up.”
“I think we’re picking up steam in Nevada,” Schumer fibbed to himself and a sedately perplexed Biden, his hands steepled in apparent prayer.
Huddled on the tarmac with Biden, doomsaying turned to the problems facing Democrats in Georgia, where some polls show Republican Herschel Walker holding a 5-point lead over Sen. Raphael Warnock.
“The state where we are seeing, the state we are going downhill is Georgia,” Schumer griped. “It’s hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker.”
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Despite the leftist media’s relentless assault on Walker with allegations that he paid for a woman’s abortion, he remained focused on moving forward.
“Well, I’m gonna just say right now guys, I’m done with this foolishness,” Walker told reporters. “I’ve already told people this is a lie and I’m not going to entertain, to continue to carry a lie along.
“And right now they got crushed at that debate and now the Democrats are doing and saying whatever they can to win this fight and win this seat,” he said.
“But I want them to know, they don’t know Herschel Walker. They don’t know that I’m from Wrightsville, Georgia, and I’m gonna win this seat,” he said.