Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager Robby Mook weighed-in on the less-than-expected “blue wave” Wednesday; bizarrely claiming Democrats “won the popular vote” and “gerrymandering is real.”
“Looks like Dems won the popular vote by 7-9 points yesterday. That’s more than GOP margin in 1994 or 2010–both “big waves”. Gerrymandering is real. It’s why Democrats didn’t win more seats. But wins for Gov, state leg and even state Supreme Court will translate into fairer maps,” posted Mook on social media.
Looks like Dems won the popular vote by 7-9 points yesterday. That’s more than GOP margin in 1994 or 2010–both “big waves”. Gerrymandering is real. It’s why Democrats didn’t win more seats. But wins for Gov, state leg and even state Supreme Court will translate into fairer maps.
— Robby Mook (@RobbyMook) November 7, 2018
Mook’s comments come hours after Democrats gained dozens of seats in the House of Representatives, but fell short in pivotal Senate and governor races -particularly in Texas and Florida.
ADAM’S ADMISSION: Schiff Says ‘Renewing’ Russia Probe ‘TOP PRIORITY’ if Dems Win Midterms
Rep. Adam Schiff doubled-down on his party’s non-stop Russian obsession this week; confirming an expanded collusion investigation will be the Democrats’ “top priority” should they retake control of Congress on Election Day.
Schiff -the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee- confirmed his plans to renew the Russia probe while speaking with supporters Monday night; saying “We’re not taking anything for granted.”
Schiff “laid out his priorities as the committee’s chair if control of the House flips. Reviving the investigation into Russia’s election meddling is at the top of the list, Schiff said, and also probing whether Russia has financial leverage over President Trump through his business interests,” writes the Los Angeles Times.
“The president has sought to keep that off limits, but if that’s the leverage Russians pose that’s a real threat to our country,” Schiff added.
Read the full story at the LA Times.
ARMAGEDDON 2: House GOP Reveals 2018 Midterm TAX CUT PLAN
Congressional Republicans unveiled their 2018 midterm road map Wednesday, revealing their plans to push a second tax cut to motivate the party’s base and add further fuel to the economy heading into the high-stakes election.
“Days before lawmakers head home for five weeks of summer campaigning before the Nov. 6 congressional elections, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady rolled out a ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ proposal that would also expand savings opportunities for families and workers while expanding write-offs for start-up businesses,” writes Reuters.
“This is an excellent first step,” said Rep. Brady.
The new proposal could spell disaster for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who confirmed her party’s plan to repeal the GOP-sponsored tax cuts should they retake control of Congress this fall.
Read the full story here.