Saddled with a historically unpopular president at the top of the ticket and a Democratic Party that is flush with cash for get-out-the-vote efforts and wall-to-wall advertising, Republicans are expecting nothing less than a blowout at the polls in two weeks that will see them likely lose both the Senate and the White House.
Multiple GOP lawmakers are publically admitting November 3rd will be a “blood bath” with incumbents going down to defeat because they have not been able to persuade Donald Trump to stay on a message in the last few weeks that could help the party.
According to a report from NBC, “A weekend of agonizing from Republicans did not yield any perceivable course correction from Trump as he continued his inflammatory rhetoric on the campaign trail and directed some of his fire right back at anxious GOP senators on Twitter.”
Evidence of discontent and panic bubbled to the surface in the past two weeks when Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) both confessing the party could suffer major losses — with Sasse putting the blame squarely on the Republican president.
With Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden leading Trump in national polling by 9 percent, GOP leaders fear Republican voters will see this election as a lost cause which could increase the damage.
According to former Mike Pence aide Olivia Troye, the writing is on the wall.
“I hope that they’re having a moment of moral clarity. I think they’re realizing that the Trump show is almost over,” she said before adding, “They have ridden the Trump wave long enough. But I think it’s no longer helpful to do that for them.”
Liam Donovan, a lobbyist and former Republican operative, stated that Republicans have moved on from anger and denial to acceptance, saying Sasse’s complaints about all the president’s faults struck him as, “less as panic and more as resignation setting in.”
The NBC report goes on to note Republicans who aren’t on the ballot this election cycle are now looking past the election and are “jockeying for position in an anticipated post-Trump world, when the party will have to chart a new path.”
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WATCH: Trump shamed Thanksgiving turkey for refusing to concede White House pardon contest
It was just two years ago that President Donald Trump mocked a Thanksgiving turkey for refusing to concede the election for a White House pardon. As Thanksgiving 2020 approaches, Trump has officially become that turkey.
"This was a fair election... unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount," Trump announced about the battle between Carrots and Peas.
"We're still fighting with Carrots," he joked in a speech. "And I will tell you, we've come to a conclusion: Carrots, I'm sorry to tell you, the results did not change. Too bad for Carrots."
It's unclear if Carrots still maintains the election was rigged, as President Trump does about the 2020 election. He joined Peas at Virginia Tech’s “Gobblers Rest” exhibit in Blacksburg, Virginia. There students and veterinarians within Virginia Tech’s Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences care for all turkeys given a pardon.
The View’s Ana Navarro bashes Republicans refusing to stop Trump: ‘They’re going to go down in shame’
"The View" co-hosts are furious that President Donald Trump is still refusing to stand down after losing the 2020 election. To make matters worse, Republican communications consultant Ana Navarro blames Republicans for allowing the madness to persist for so long that it's now starting to put the United States in a compromised situation.
"Look, I don't know what it's going to take because really it should have happened weeks ago," said Navarro. "States are beginning to certify their results. Electors vote in a couple of weeks, but you know, Whoopi, I keep talking about history and how history is going to judge this. There are going to be books written about this. It's going to be studied by school kids in 30 years and 40 years."
Federal appeals court grants Trump campaign ‘expedited’ hearing after Giuliani bungles case in Pennsylvania
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has granted the Trump campaign's motion for an expedited hearing in a case that is being handled by attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Last week, federal Judge Matthew Brann tossed out a case in which Giuliani had asked for 680,000 ballots to be invalidated in Pennsylvania. But Giuliani's team had removed legal claims about the demand from its motion to the court.
In his ruling, Brann said that Giuliani could not file an amended complaint in his court. The Trump campaign responded by filing an amended motion for expedited review with the Third Circuit of appeals.