Former Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy went on Fox News this week to say that he believes that President Joe Biden will cause Democrats to lose the House of Representatives in 2022.
“Washington Post Ashley Parker writes, so far, Republicans have struggled in their attempts to vilify President Biden or paint him as out-of-touch, big government socialist. A move by Senator Ted Cruz to depict Biden as boring but radical, fell flat,” said host Bret Baier. “So, are Republicans able to sing from the same sheet of music here in response?”
“You wouldn’t think so based on the reporting coming out of their retreat in Florida, but Republicans should take hope for this reason,” Gowdy replied. “I mean, Joe Biden is doing what they tell you to do in politics, which is talk reasonably, but actually legislating govern as a progressive, but he talks reasonably.”
“The net result is going to be, he may be fine in two years, but because of court packing, and because of this social infrastructure, and because of other initiatives, H.R. 1, he’s going to lose the House,” he added. “So, congratulations, people really like you. But they don’t like the House and you’re going to lose the House and whatever you want to do, you’re not going to be able to do for the remainder of your time as president, that’s the tradeoff he has.”
Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway agreed with him.
“Contrary to what the media claim about Joe Biden, he is actually more divisive, statistically speaking, than even Donald Trump was,” she said. “He’s a polarizing figure, he’s agenda has been radical, or as CNN called it radical moderation or something like that. Moderate radicalism.”
“It’s not popular with the American people. There are crises on the border. There is this profligate spending. You know, he thinks the country is a racist, dystopic, hellhole. People don’t like to hear about this,” Hemingway added. “And he’s governing as if he had majorities, but it clearly doesn’t have. And this is a problem in the real world even if the media are doing as much to help him as they did to tear down Donald Trump.”