Trump’s former Chief of Staff believes that Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation will have some very deep reverberations during the mid-term elections.
For Republican voters, Reince Priebus said, “The ‘Kavanaugh effect’ is you’ve basically shut out the Senate and now it depends on each individual House district how you communicate about the Kavanaugh situation.”
While the Trump administration has had some significant victories, the Kavanaugh confirmation was looked at as a make or break moment for this administration.
Unemployment is at a 50-year low.
The stock market, save a few blips, has been trending upwards since Trump took office.
The economy as a whole and consumer confidence are at or nearing all-time highs.
But, for Kavanaugh, the party needed to stand united and fight back… and they did.
It was among the first times voters actually felt confident that elected officials were actually carrying out their wishes rather than pushing a personal agenda.
That faith was badly needed for Trump voters to be motivated to show up at mid-terms and vote Republican.
Get the Message Out
While plenty of people were paying attention to the Kavanaugh hearings, there are still more people that have simply lost interest.
Those are the critical votes and candidates for office, as Priebus stated, need to get their message specifically to those individuals.
Among all other achievements, the Kavanaugh confirmation shows voters what can happen when this party truly stands together.
The key, of course, is that Republicans must maintain a majority after mid-terms are over.
To do this, they will need to prevent Democrats from winning 23 congressional seats during the 2018 elections.
The only way that will happen is to once again motivate voters so they understand that while it has been difficult, the country is finally headed back in the right direction.
However, every bit of hard work and progress that has happened to this point will immediately be wasted if Dems are able to regain power… something conservatives simply cannot afford to allow.