Republicans Reveal Post-Midterms Game Plan

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Here’s what the GOP is aiming to do…

Senate Republicans have promised to ensure Biden reverts to the center if they take back the majority in November.

Feeling optimistic that they could win back the majority in both chambers, following Biden’s sustained weak polls, Senate Republicans have started to reveal the headache Biden could face if they take back the majority.

According to a report by The Hill, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) noted that Biden being “confronted with a Republican majority in both chambers… will be a test of just how pragmatic and transactional he can be,” adding that “the test is really on him.”

No.2 Republican in the Senate, Sen. John Thune (S.D.), advised that “Big tech” and energy were potential areas of common interest for the GOP but added that this would “depend largely” on the White House.

Thune continued, saying that if Republicans take back the majority, Biden is “going to have to move to the middle.”

This pledge comes as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has announced he wants the November election to be a referendum on Biden’s presidency and the Democratic majority, shifting attention away from GOP fault lines that have persisted since the 2020 elections.

McConnell’s hesitancy to deal with GOP fault lines is most evident in his persistence to repeatedly decline discussions about the GOP’s agenda if they win back the majority.

When McConnell was questioned in an Axios NewsShapers interview about policies the GOP would pursue if they were to take back the Senate and the House, he answered broadly.

Rather than deeply discuss the Republican agenda, he mentioned a handful of issues: the border, crime, energy, and inflation.

The minority leader has also refused to say whether the GOP would take up another vacancy in the Supreme Court if one would occur in 2023, a sign that they could extinguish any of Biden’s nominations.