Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made a stunning prediction on Sunday regarding the number of seats he believes the GOP will gain in Congress during this fall, literally forecasting a red wave.
In an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Gingrich said he thinks Republicans can gain as many as 70 seats, most of them in the House. But he also said he believes the Senate will swing back to Republicans as well.
“I think we’ll pick up between 25 and 70 seats in the House. We’ll probably pick up about four seats in the Senate,” Gingrich said.
Newt Gingrich: 'This is a party and president that have totally lost their way'
— Maria Bartiromo
Gingrich highlighted the Georgia Senate race featuring former football star Herschel Walker running as a Republican.
“I think that people like Herschel Walker are going to do very, very well. In addition, I would say that if you are in a district that Biden carried by less than 15-20 points, you’re in great danger as a Democrat,” he added.
Currently, the Senate is evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans 50-50; there are two Independents, Bernie Sanders and Angus King, but they caucus with the Dems who control the chamber because Vice President Kamala Harris is the tiebreaking vote.
The Daily Wire added:
Walker faces Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who narrowly defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a January 2021 runoff election.
Gingrich also predicted that California Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy would be the next Speaker of the House, taking the place of current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
“Kevin McCarthy will be speaker, and I think he will do an amazingly good job,” Gingrich noted further.
Earlier in the interview, Gingrich remarked about Biden’s cognitive state after Bartiromo played a clip of him stumbling over his words.
“As a citizen, all of us have to worry about having a commander-in-chief who at a minimum seems to be confused a lot and at a maximum may well have a serious cognitive problem,” he noted.
“That should bother all of us way beyond politics, and it’s clearly obvious every single week with President Biden,” Gingrich added.
On Twitter, Gingrich also expressed his hope for a “long-term” conservative majority.
“If conservatives can build a performance-based message on the themes of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, we can govern with a long-term, stable American majority rather than a shorter-lived Republican majority,” he wrote.
If conservatives can build a performance-based message on the themes of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, we can govern with a long-term, stable American majority rather than a shorter-lived Republican majority.
— Newt Gingrich