Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicts GOP could gain up to 70 House seats in the midterms

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes that a historic red tsunami will sweep the country in November. Gingrich said Republicans might pick up as many as 70 seats in the House and four seats in the Senate in the midterm elections, giving them control of both chambers of Congress. He told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, “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 also explained, “that people like Herschel Walker are going to do very, very well.” Walker is a former NFL player running for Senate in Georgia, where Gingrich used to be a congressman. Additionally, he said that Democratic candidates running in districts won by President Joe Biden by double-digit margins in 2020 are at risk, citing a massive “tsunami” and greater Hispanic support. “I would suggest that if you’re a Democrat in a district where Biden won by less than 15 or 20 points, you’re in serious trouble,” he said.

According to Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner, this would surpass Republicans’ 63-seat gain in the House in 2010, at the height of the Tea Party movement and the greatest increase for both parties since 1948. In the House of Representatives, Democrats presently have a dozen more seats than Republicans. Democrats and two independents dominate the Senate, with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as a tiebreaker.

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