Former White House press secretary turned NBC News contributor Jen Psaki admitted the “Democrats are worried” about the midterms 11 days away.
Psaki responded to a hot mic catching a conversation between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Joe Biden discussing Democratic prospects in November. Schumer at one point says “we’re in danger.”
Psaki said: “The hot mic will get you every time, Chuck Schumer. I’ve been there. What we heard there and what you saw on the screen is similar to a lot the conversations Democrats are having behind the scenes and people I talked to as well,” she said.
“People are fearful about where the momentum is going in some of these cases.
“There are encouraging signs, but numbers in the house races are not where they should be.
“People are trying to get a lot of people I talked to are worried about voters being encouraged and excited about people at the top of the ticket, and maybe not excited enough to vote for the congressional candidates, and that’s a real concern.
“So I think it’s a reflection of the Democrats are worried about where this is going.
“We only have 11 days to go here.
“That’s why I think you see Barack Obama, Joe Biden, all of these people out on the trail because they’re trying to light a fire with Democrats right now.”
According to Yahoo:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was overheard Thursday telling President Biden that the potentially pivotal race for U.S. Senate in Georgia appears to be “going downhill” for Democrats.
“The state where we’re going downhill is Georgia,” Schumer said in a candid conversation on a New York airfield tarmac with the president, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., that was filmed by the Washington Post.
“It’s hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker.”