The battle lines have been formed for the next two years, and if Republicans regain control of the House and Senate, President Joe Biden has threatened to veto any legislation delivered to him by a GOP majority, thus rendering him a lame duck.
During a recent interview with Jonathan Capehart of MSNBC, Biden was asked how he would “protect women” if Republicans regain control of Congress. In response, he pledged to “veto anything they do.”
Capehart asked Biden:
“One of the things you said you’re for, Mr. President, is codifying Roe. You said that, you’ve said you need 51 or 53 seats in order, in the Senate in order to make that happen. But what happens if Republicans take control of Congress? How are you going to protect women?” the host said.
To which Biden replied by promising blanket opposition:
“Veto anything they do. They have to get, for them to make Dobbs wo–, for them to outlaw Roe, outlaw the right of a woman, to make a choice with her doctor, to not make exceptions for rape and incest and etc., and pass it out of the Congress to make it the law of the land. The President has to sign it. I’ll veto it,” the president said.
As a result of the parties’ inability to reach a consensus, conservative voters will seek for the most formidable candidate to oppose the Democratic administration.
Business Insider reported in early October that Kellyanne Conway told CBS News that Donald Trump would want to declare his candidacy for president in 2024 shortly, stating that Trump “wants his old job back.” Conway stated that she and other prominent Republicans persuaded Trump to wait until after the November midterm elections.
The New York Times reported that “the American public’s views of former President Donald Trump have remained remarkably stable in recent months, even s he faces multiple investigations” and remains a central figure. This suggests that the general public views these inquiries as fruitless. In October, The Washington Post speculated that polls may be underestimating Trump’s popularity, while poll.qu.edu reported that 78% of Republicans want the former president to compete for the White House again.
Saturday evening, when speaking to enormous audiences in Texas, former President Donald Trump provided some insights concerning the issue.
During another of his campaign-style “Save America” rallies — this one on Saturday evening in Robstown, Texas, which was again crowded — Trump advocated for the reelection of Governor Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.
Trump stated, in reference to Texas, that the Lone Star State will remain red.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“They say Texas is going blue; it’s not going blue: It’s Trump!” he told the Save America rally, per Newsmax. “The Texas way of life is under siege.”
“They’re against oil, God, and guns, and they say they’re going to do well in Texas. I don’t think so,” he continued, praising his 33-0 primary endorsement record in the state. CONTINUE READING…