Chuck Schumer is defending a razor-thin majority in the U.S. Senate.
He can’t afford any mistakes.
But a top Democrat just made one colossal blunder that sent Chuck Schumer off the rails.
The U.S. Senate is currently split 50/50 between Republicans and Democrats with Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaking vote.
Republicans only need to flip one seat to take back the majority in November.
If Chuck Schumer wants to maintain control of the Senate, he has little to no margin for error.
Every blunder means Republicans could pull further ahead of Democrats in the next polls.
With Joe Biden’s failures mounting up, the Democrats are already facing an uphill battle this fall.
In Florida, Republican Senator Marco Rubio is seeking his third term.
Since Florida has historically been one of the largest battleground states in the country, Chuck Schumer was hoping to go on the offensive and help Congresswoman Val Demings defeat Marco Rubio.
Demings is the former Police Chief of Orlando.
Schumer was planning to tout her law-enforcement background to help give her the edge over Rubio.
But a colossal blunder from Demings’ past just popped up that will cost her big time.
Skyrocketing gas prices are a major concern for voters heading into November.
During an interview on local television, Demings was asked about the Green New Deal and whether she believed clean energy was driving high gas prices.
Demings attacked Rubio for “playing politics” while denying that she previously supported the Green New Deal.
However, in a 2020 press release, Demings announced her support for the THRIVE Act, which is nothing more than the Green New Deal with a different name.
The THRIVE Act cost $9 trillion, which would be used to combat “systemic racism and gender, economic, and environmental injustice,” and also required America to transition off of all fossil fuels by 2035.
Even though she supported the THRIVE Act when gas prices were cheap under President Trump, Demings is trying to sweep her past support for it under the rug from Florida voters.
She’s desperate to run away from her extreme environmental agenda before the election.
But polls show Rubio is already leading the race.
And with blunders like the 2020 press release surfacing, Rubio is likely to pull further ahead of Demings in the next poll.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.