Politics: Schumer's shocking last-minute deals improve Democrats chances of holding the Senate majority and could give him better leverage if Republicans flip the House, a top party strategist says

George Conway says reports that Trump will install loyalists in his administration if he wins in 2024 is a cautionary tale: 'It's going to be more corrupt and lawless'

  George Conway says reports that Trump will install loyalists in his administration if he wins in 2024 is a cautionary tale: 'It's going to be more corrupt and lawless' "They want to throw out thousands of civil servants so they could put people who are ultra-MAGA in," Conway said.His political team is even getting ready for a spring reelection announcement, according to the Washington Post.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer holds a news conference following the weekly Democratic caucus policy luncheon in the Senate Radio-TV Gallery at the U.S. Capitol on July 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer holds a news conference following the weekly Democratic caucus policy luncheon in the Senate Radio-TV Gallery at the U.S. Capitol on July 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
  • Schumer's latest deals bolster his case for keeping the majority in 2023, a strategist says.
  • Should Republicans retake the House, the strategist said the heat's likely off Schumer for a bit.
  • Delivering now should earn Schumer some downtime as House GOP focuses on destroying Biden.

Assuming he lands a pair of breakthrough deals pumping new life into Democrats' languishing agenda, a Democratic strategist says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer may get some breathing room next year as the political battlefield shifts from his narrowly-divided chamber to a GOP-led House aiming its newly reclaimed weapons at the Biden administration.

Ron DeSantis can count on the vote of one powerful Florida Man: Donald Trump

  Ron DeSantis can count on the vote of one powerful Florida Man: Donald Trump Trump says of DeSantis, "I get along with Ron very well." But the former president hasn't formally endorsed the governor's 2022 reelection bid yet.Former President Donald Trump plans to vote for DeSantis for reelection in November, he told the Wall Street Journal in a Monday interview.

"A majority leader Schumer might have a little bit less pressure on him and a little bit less attention, because should the House flip … it literally becomes House Republicans versus the White House. That would be next year's story," Rodell Mollineau, a former aide to late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the cofounder of political consulting firm Rokk Solutions, told Insider in an interview. Mollineau added that in that scenario "the Senate will probably be an afterthought."

The months Schumer spent trying to hammer out bipartisan agreements on a China-related business investment bill and a revamped reconciliation package that centrist Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia could actually go along with (after torpedoing earlier efforts) seemed to finally pay off on Wednesday with the passage of the CHIPS package and Manchin's surprise endorsement of the swirling Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

The stunning maneuvers, along with new polling projections from Decision Desk HQ showing that Senate Democrats have a 56.8% chance of keeping control of the 50-50 Senate next year — a 12-point swing in their favor over the past month — might grant Schumer a temporary reprieve in 2023, Mollineau said.

Mollineau said losing the House, which appears likely given historical trends and Biden's dismal approval ratings, would redirect the spotlight toward GOP efforts to usher one of their own back into the Oval Office.

"They are going to overreach. And I'm sure it's going to be entertaining to watch, if not also harmful to the country," Mollineau said of the anticipated retaliatory investigations against members of the January 6 select committee and a potential flood of "ridiculous pieces of legislation that have no chance of ever passing in the United States Senate" from MAGA devotees looking to flex their majority powers.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Chuck Schumer's summer winning streak boosts Democrats' midterm hopes as Republicans worry about a momentum shift .
Schumer's wins are not just for his legacy but also for Biden, whose legislative agenda has largely hinged on Democratic congressional leaders managing their slim majorities. "We'll never be able to repay the debt we owe to those who have worn the uniform, but today, Congress delivered on a promise to our veterans and their families," Biden wrote on Twitter, adding, "The PACT Act will be the biggest expansion of VA health care in decades. We should all take pride in this moment.

See also