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‘We’re In Danger’: Schumer Warns Biden on Hot Mic Dems Vulnerable In Key State

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Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer made a stunning admission to President Joe Biden on a hot mic about the Democratic Party’s chances during next month’s midterm election in a key state.

“That seat, we’re in danger in that seat,” the New York Democrat told Biden, adding just a few moments later, “It’s close. We’ll see.”

It’s not clear which seat or which state Schumer was referencing, the Daily Wire reported.

Schumer moved on to address the disastrous debate performance earlier this week by Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate running against Trump-backed Mehmet Oz for retiring GOP Sen. Pat Toomey’s seat.

“Well, we’re, you know, it looks like, it looks like the debate didn’t hurt us too much in Pennsylvania as of today,” Schumer said. “So that’s good.”

That said, The Daily Wire noted that betting odds and some polls have shifted to Oz’s favor following the debate, which saw Fetterman — who suffered a stroke in May — struggling mightily to answer questions.

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Schumer then said it appears as though Georgia’s race has shifted to another Trump-backed candidate, former football great Herschel Walker, who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.

“And we’re basically, we’re, I think we’re going to [inaudible],” Schumer said. “The state where we are seeing, the state we are going downhill, is Georgia. It’s hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker.”

He also said the party was “picking up steam” in Nevada.

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Generic polling over the past month has generally favored Republicans, indicating the party could be on the cusp of retaking at least the House.

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On Thursday, Walker — at an event also attended by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) — denied new allegations that he paid for a young woman’s abortion years ago.

“Well, I’m gonna just say right now guys, I’m done with this foolishness,” Walker said in response to a question from a reporter about them. “I’ve already told people this is a lie, and I’m not going to entertain, to continue to carry a lie along.”

“And right now they got crushed at that debate and now the Democrats are doing and saying whatever they can to win this fight and win this seat,” he continued. “But I want them to know, they don’t know Herschel Walker. They don’t know that I’m from Wrightsville, Georgia, and I’m gonna win this seat. I told them when I got in this race, I’m gonna win. And they now see that I am gonna win. So I just want you guys to know that this right here, that right now, I’m winning this seat.”

For his part, Graham said the allegations reminded him of salacious — and false — claims made against then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whom Graham famously defended in a fiery speech during his confirmation hearings.

“So, I’ve seen this movie before, folks. I remember the Kavanaugh storyline really well,” Graham said. “The hearing’s over, does a great job, all of a sudden, I’ve got this letter. I want to share it with the committee. Well, it was shared with The Washington Post before it was shared with the committee, making a salacious allegation.”

“And Judge Kavanaugh met with every Democrat, and the ones that knew about it never gave him a chance to explain himself. And the rest is history,” Graham continued. “Another one, another one, and another one. So here’s the game plan, Herschel. Get a celebrity lawyer like Avenatti, who’s now in jail, get a celebrity lawyer to come out and make a wild accusation right before it’s time to make a decision about who should be on the Supreme Court or who should be in the Senate. So I’ve seen this movie.

“I live 40 miles right over those hills there,” Graham concluded. “People here are not going to tolerate it. There’s gonna be a backlash in Georgia. This is coming from L.A. It’s coming from an activist Democratic celebrity lawyer who went to the 2016 convention for Hillary Clinton. And people in Georgia are not this dumb.”

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