(FiveNation.com)- It is not uncommon for the party of the sitting President to lose seats in the Midterms during that President’s first term in office. It happened to Barack Obama in 2010 (big league!); it happened to Donald Trump in 2018. And, most notably, it happened to Bill Clinton in 1994 when the Republicans took back control of Congress for the first time in over forty years.
And from the way 2022 is shaping up, it is certainly looking as though the same will happen to Joe Biden.
In a recent interview on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that not only will Republicans make gains in the 2022 Midterms, he thinks “there’s a tidal wave brewing.”
Graham told Hannity that 2022 is going to be “1994 all over again.”
Citing the unchecked inflation, the rise in violent crime, the disastrous crisis at the southern border, and Biden’s “general lack of knowing what you’re doing,” Graham thinks the Republicans are going to have a “great comeback” especially if they recruit the right people to run.
During the 1994 Republican wave, the GOP netted 54 House seats to retake the House majority for the first time since 1952. In the Senate, Republicans picked up eight seats to regain control for the first time in eight years.
Currently, the Republicans need to pick up five seats to take control of the House away from Nancy Pelosi. In the Senate, flipping one seat is all they need to demote Chuck Schumer back to Minority Leader.
Graham thinks the Republicans definitely have the opportunity to retake the Senate. Meanwhile, Graham predicts that Republicans will absolutely take back the House. However, Graham’s prediction comes with a much-needed caveat one always has to include when talking about Republicans in Congress – namely “unless we completely screw this up.”
Graham also backed President Trump’s idea of former NFL running back Herschel Walker running to unseat Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock when he runs for his first full term in 2022. Currently, Walker is the heavy favorite for the Georgia Republican primary, however, he has not said whether he will even run.
Graham believes Herschel Walker “fits Georgia like a glove,” adding that Walker is a conservative “in every sense of the word,” not to mention a hero in the state of Georgia.