With Labor Day having now come and gone, the final two months of campaigning has begun for the 2022 midterm election, which at one time were predicted to be a massive “red wave” that would carry Republicans into control of both the House and Senate.
Increasingly, however, it looks like the Supreme Court’s June ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could turn the red wave blue, according to the Associated Press:
The political landscape, while still in flux, follows a string of President Joe Biden’s legislative victories on climate, health care and gun violence, just as Donald Trump’s hand-picked candidates in electoral battlegrounds like Arizona, Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania struggle to broaden their appeal. But nothing has undermined the GOP’s momentum more than the Supreme Court’s stunning decision in June to end abortion protections, which triggered a swift backlash even in the reddest of red states.
Polling in key battleground states — Arizona, Georgia Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — suggests Democrats will likely add or hold seats in the U.S. Senate, which would give them a significant advantage on all sorts of issues.
Yet despite the bad omens looming for Republicans, one of their most outspoken members, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) says he thinks GOP candidates should “lean into” the Dobbs decision and the party’s attempts to ban all abortions.
Jordan was a guest on “Fox & Friends” this morning, and he was asked how he thought Republicans should handle “messaging” the abortion issue, to which he replied:
Yes, by all means lean into it! Maybe then we can get rid of even more Republicans and relegate them to permanent minority status.