Mitch McConnell found himself lucky that Republicans were able to hold the US Senate in 2018.
But he may be on the verge of throwing his majority away for good.
And one move may cost the Republicans everything in 2020.
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defied political history last year when Republicans not only held control of the US Senate but also picked up seats in the 2018 elections.
Democrats were supposed to retake both chambers of Congress, because most midterm elections usually end up going very well for the opposition party.
But while McConnell dodged a major danger in 2018, he may be on the verge of making one massive mistake that could cost his party control of the Senate in 2020.
And depending on what McConnell does in the coming days, he may even put Donald Trump’s own re-election chances at risk.
That’s because the Senate Majority Leader is about to pass a huge gun control bill and send it to the President’s desk.
McConnell is about to bring one massive gun control bill to the floor of the US Senate.
And he thinks he has the votes to pass it too.
“Congressional Republicans, under intense pressure to respond to this weekend’s massacres, are coalescing around legislation to help law enforcement take guns from those who pose an imminent danger — a measure that, if signed into law, would be the most significant gun control legislation enacted in 20 years,” reports MSN.
McConnell has several rank and file Republicans ready to back him in working with Democrats to push through a gun control bill as well.
They include Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, John Thune, and others.
McConnell’s whipping skills in the Senate means that he has enough votes among Republicans to vote with every Democrat to pass something and potentially form a veto-proof majority.
And if that happens, he would be dooming Republicans to defeat in 2020.
Republican voters elected the GOP to control the Senate in 2016 and 2018 because they wanted their gun rights protected.
And if Republicans in Washington turn around and do the opposite, that will destroy the party’s morale right before the 2020 elections.
The destruction could be so significant that McConnell could even put Trump’s re-election prospects at risk.
“Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 2 Republican, told his hometown newspaper, The Argus Leader, that he was “confident Congress will be able to find common ground on the so-called red flag issue.” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, has already proposed legislation that would offer federal grants to states to help them enact and enforce red flag laws, also known as “extreme risk protection orders,” which are intended to restrict potentially dangerous people rather than dangerous weapons,” adds MSN.
Whether or not Trump decides to sign the legislation, the damage that McConnell would be causing his own party would be severe.
And it could ultimately put the GOP at risk of losing the Senate and the White House in the next election.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.