How worried should Senate Republicans be for 2022?

How worried should Senate Republicans be for 2022? 1


With Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey announcing that he will not run for another term, Senate Republicans are in an even more precarious position heading into 2022. CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains what happened, and what happens next


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87 Comments on "How worried should Senate Republicans be for 2022?"

  1. Hey, Chris here. Are you paying attention to 2022 yet?

  2. Michael Johnson | October 8, 2020 at 10:39 AM | Reply

    Can we pleaseeeee get all these old dinosaurs out of office. Primarily McConnell

    • @Pasing Gas whew – I didn’t want to upset somebody I respect- keep up the good work in support of truth and democracy

    • @john wayne 👍

    • Joe Rodrigues | October 8, 2020 at 4:28 PM | Reply

      I’m watching a CNN program at 9:22 pm London time. There is not equivalent place to post a message so I am posting it here. CNN is literally saying their audience is too dumb to get adequate information on CoVid! That you don’t have enough sense to go online, google your chosen topic and read the results.! Astounding that CNN thinks it’s audience has an I! of 50 and can’t understand how to google! Astounding! Let CNN know that you are not a total moron!

    • We have ANTIFA and BLM ready !!!
      DEMOCRATS should keep celebrating CHINA’S MILITARY BioAttack against America blaming it all on President Trump.
      Bring America on her knees in front of Communist China.
      Great job guys and a lot of thanks to Soros our real dear leader

    • @Jesus Isback Hey Jesus ,you forgot the cardboard sign and lithium at home ,better go get them

  3. He took a lot of heat from his constituents for backing Trump and he knows he’s done.

  4. Grass roots rise up. If they are willing to not vote to impeach then they deserve to be voted out. Goodbye gop

  5. I really love this show, but I really would prefer it if they took out the background music.

  6. Yep, Trump started it.  He made up the “fake news” fallacy in his effort to deceive everyone….

  7. Since Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconson currently has COVID-19, I am not going to look closely at whether he will run for Senate, or Governor, or anything. If he survives, he may have long term health crises that make him unfit for any office, other than the one he probably has in his own home.

    • Eric C. Sabadin | October 8, 2020 at 4:55 PM | Reply

      Urgh … Sen. Johnson from Wisconsin, What a PUKE!!!!

    • Dani Thompson, Being “fit” for office should be a given; unfortunately, US politics thrives on money/mud-slinging, especially over the last almost 4yrs, being “fit” has little to nothing to do with holding political office.

  8. The IRS should audit the entire lot of them.

  9. Theresa Carmen | October 8, 2020 at 11:59 AM | Reply

    We need term limits and better vetting in general. Some of these folks are like barnacles.

  10. Walter Ontiveros | October 8, 2020 at 12:17 PM | Reply

    Thanks to trump the republican party will never get another vote from me again

  11. We’re so focused on the race right in front of us that we’ve really lost sight on what things will be like after that.

    Picture this:
    Trump has been out of office for 2 years;
    Racial tension has lessen under a sympathetic leadership;
    Covid is now a thing of the past thanks to mask mandates and the eventual development of a credible, unrushed vaccine everyone was willing to take;
    The Republican Trump senators who bended over to suck (up to) Trump has been voted out and more are fighting for the electoral battle of their lives;
    America takes back global lead on tackling climate change and gaining respect from other countries again;
    Political divide started to heal, and everyone is less twitchy around the other faction;
    White supremacists and political conspiracists are put in their place and driven back underground.

    I’ve missed a lot of things, but isn’t that just a breath of fresh air?

  12. If President Trump dies in office and gets a Washington funeral, people will still say he’s lying in state.

  13. Washington Post settles with Nick Sandmann!
    Lay offs for the “fact checkers” lol

  14. The Republican Party as many of them knew it is dead, at this point for enabling a known narcissist and con man they should all be voted out.

    • William Casey | October 8, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      @Rick Francis
      Shokin was regarded by many in Europe as one of the most corrupt and dirty prosecutors in Europe.

      Trump loved him for the exact same reason.
      The Bidens had too much power for Shokin to deal with, especially when Hunter was appointed to a job that was basically there to keep Shokin from oozing back into power. An overpriced babysitting job, mind you.
      Trump had money with Shokin, and didnt Anna see him displaced. So this is where he sends Giuliani, lev parnes, and the other guy to apply pressure, TO ONE OF OUR OWN AMBASSADORS , a woman who eventually left because she was pretty sure she was gonna get killed by him.
      This is about the time we get that ” PERFECT” phone call, trump freezes the new president Zelensky’s arms shipments, and money, that would have helped ukraine against the Russians, who were busy taking Crimea away.

    • William Casey | October 8, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply

      Yep, fry him. Hes replaceable, whether democrat or Republican. Unless you’re trying to say only one party gets down like this. In which case, you’re wrong.

    • George Richards | October 8, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

  15. Jordan Andlovec | October 8, 2020 at 1:22 PM | Reply

    Cory Gardner is the Republican from Colorado, not Michael Bennett.

  16. Cooking of Survival | October 8, 2020 at 1:53 PM | Reply

    Hi American,
    Can we pleaseeeee get all these old dinosaurs out of office.
    Primarily McConnell

  17. hmmm. interesting [shaking my head] – there is tons more too on Pres . most knows he is, so don’t.
    #1 In the 70’s he discriminated against ‘b’ tenants
    #2 In the 80’s Called for death penalty for Central Park 5
    #3 in the 90’s Fined for discriminating against ‘b’ employees
    #4 in 2005 Pitched version of “Apprentice” that pitted ‘b’ vs. ‘w’
    #5 In 2011 Pushed Obama birther conspiracy
    #6 In 2015 Called for Musl. ban
    #7 In 2016 Claimed his-panic judges couldn’t be impartial
    #8 In 2016 Refused to condemn former k K K Leader Duke
    #9 In 2017 Said ‘fine people’ on both sides in Charlottesville
    #10 in 2018 Called NFL players protesting police brutality ‘sons of b’s’
    #11 in In 2018 Referred to Haiti and African nations as ‘s-hole’ countries
    #12 This year he calls Covid-19 the ‘ChinaVirus” and “KungFlu’ (even though we all know who’s name should be associated with it as now within the US alone 7,560,010 cases / 212,103 deaths where he stated on tape way early this year, it was more dangerous than the flu, but lied to our faces and downplaying it)
    # 13 This year he suggested Sen. Kamala Harris is not a US Citizen
    #14 This year working to stop diversity training at federal agencies
    #15 This year working to roll back fair housing rule to ‘save suburbs”
    #16 Defends Confedrate flag despite Pentagon ban.
    #17 Threaten to pull funding from schools over how they teach ‘b’ history slavery which is part of a long history of politicizing american history class.
    other posts
    #1 His own father was arrested at a K K K rally and got off from charges with his money.
    #2 His own sister and niece said so, along with a growing list of dems and reps government officials, civil rights icons, as well as respected news journalists – stating racist, bully, cheater, liar, culture war stoker, divider, etc….
    #3 He will not put immediate laws in place to uproot racist corrupt officers (who he says there are only a few bad apples), who don’t deserve to work alongside our wonderful police officers who took their vows seriously to serve and protect EVERYONE no matter their race and background.
    #4 It seems he will not separate peaceful protestors from the trouble makers as this huge historical movement made up of every single race and background imaginable standing up for justice and equality for ALL (yes even ‘b’ lives) are bound to attract the opposite opposing sides who want to stir up confusion and stoke violence who 1) believe EVERYONE should NOT be treated equal – 2) as well as some groups having their OWN agendas…and you know who I am speaking of.
    #5 His racist tweets (and don’t even think of denying them) as he either keeps them up permanently, or he removes them.” Support for white supremacists, as well as his undertones of doing so. You hear him bashing everything else consistently, but he will not bash the most threatened organization to our country even announced by the FBI and Homeland Security.
    #6 He publicly supports confederate symbolism, however he dismisses the fact that there is still ‘white privilege (he is perfect example of exhibit A by the way), nor will he publicly acknowledge that systematic racism still exists (even though he did so on tape) or acknowledging the underbelly and foundational growth of America, and it’s economy, was built on the backs of african americans for free, and with no education, no wealth, no statutes.
    #7 It seems as though he is trying to undo everything that civil rights icons have accomplished – trying to turn the clock back 120 years.

  18. Sparticus Rex | October 8, 2020 at 2:17 PM | Reply

    The winds of change are a blowin’ …

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