The Republicans are starting to see that voters are not happy with President Trump nor the deadlocked Republican-controlled Congress. The GOP experienced sweeping losses last week as a result of Americans fighting back against Trump’s divisive rhetoric. In fact, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said he believes that Democrats will take back control of the House and Senate in the 2018 midterm elections because America is so dissatisfied with Trump.
During a recent interview, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) said the recent sweep of wins by Democrats in elections nationwide, particularly in governors’ races in Virginia and New Jersey, is a “foreshadowing of good things to come” for the party. He explained: “A lot of people might have thought it was just exuberance and a sense of optimism, but I believed we could take it back.”
Ellison went on to state: “We’re in it to win community. If we make people feel that we’ve got their back, and their party is there for them, the election becomes the easy part.” He even predicted that Alabama is a “blue state in the making. If we don’t win, it means only one thing: we have not gone to the grassroots and mobilized the people enough. I believe there are enough Alabamians who need a better economic future to elect Doug Jones. The question is will we reach them in time for the election.”
Ellison and GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore have feuded in the past. Moore has even asserted that Ellison should not be able to serve in Congress because he is Muslim. Moore has recently come under fire for alleged sexual misconduct. Last week, the Washington Post published the account of four women who said that Moore touched them inappropriately when they were as young as 14. Moore has since plummeted in the polls.