Rep. Tom Emmer Makes a Bold Statement About Elections

The National Republican Congressional Committee chairman is expressing confidence that the GOP can flip any House seat in this year’s midterms that went for Joe Biden by 12 points or less in 2020.

Chairman Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) said in an interview with Breitbart News on Tuesday that Biden’s crumbling approval ratings are bringing more seats into play with each passing week.

Emmer pointed out recent changes in reports made by the University of Virginia Center for Politics showing projections in several races now going in favor of Republican candidates. Considering that most presidents suffer a loss of dozens of House seats at their first midterm election, Emmer said that Biden’s current numbers indicate the GOP is in position to pick up as many as 37 seats.

He said that the historical average loss in a first midterm is 27 seats, but when a president’s approval rating is below 50% at the time, the number shoots up to 37 seats.

Republicans must pick up a net positive of 4 seats to retake the House majority. Cook Political Report editor David Wasserman told Breitbart that his current analysis shows Republicans are likely to see a net gain in the House of 20 to 35 seats in the midterms.

A Rasmussen Reports poll released last week shows a generic Republican House candidate is leading a generic Democrat House candidate by 8 percentage points.

Emmer said that several seats that have been Democrat locks for decades are now appearing to be at risk. He said that Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) should decide now to “retire or lose.” Bishop has been in office representing Georgia’s 2nd congressional district in the southwest of the state for 29 straight years.

Politico has recently reported that Democrats began the midterm cycle actively defending 30 districts, and Republicans have made inroads in contesting around a dozen more in blue states.

Emmer said that if the expected GOP victory comes to pass in November, it will lead to a “robust legislative agenda” aimed at helping average Americans and bringing the Biden administration under control.

He added that the Republican platform, titled the “Commitment to America,” will focus on addressing rising food and energy prices, improving the national supply chain, and increasing public safety.