Fox News political director Bret Baier sounded the alarm for Republicans on Tuesday, warning the party they were “going the wrong way” on the electoral front after Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) proposed a ban on breaking pregnancy nationwide.
Even though recent polls and special election results suggestions the Supreme Court’s annulment Roe v. Wade energized Democratic voters ahead of the midterms, Graham decided to make the law On Tuesday the federal government banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
In addition, Graham opened himself and the GOP to accusations of hypocrisy as he has previously stated that he believes abortion is an issue that should be left to individual states. To be fair, some Republicans tried to distance myself from invoice.
Appeared on Fox News at noon US ReportBaier and co-anchor John Roberts for the first time suggesting that recent polls may overstate the current strength of Democrats in congressional races.
“Democrats are voting well in exactly the places that surveys miss the most in 2020,” notes Roberts, referencing recently New York Times analysis about a possible “green mirage” in the poll. “He is suggesting that the vote will end in 2020, end in 2016 and also end in 2022.”
After fully agreeing with Roberts’ views, Baier was then asked by fellow anchor Sandra Smith about the GOP’s chances of moving into midterms, especially since since Inflation is still a big problem after Tuesday Economic report worse than expected.
“What is it that Republicans don’t do right when you have so many mistakes?” Smith wondered.
Baier responded: “I think the inflation story is really big. “I think this report is really worrisome overall, and if you think about what people feel at the kitchen table, this is it.”
At the same time, however, the veteran Fox News host noted that Republicans’ push for nationwide abortion restrictions could backfire for them midterms.
“I think Dobbs lawsuits and overturns of the US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Baier declared. “And now with Senator Graham’s effort, it’s surprising people — whether Republicans are going the wrong way with a nationwide ban on abortion after 15 weeks, after saying it depends on the states after Dobbs? “
“There was some time there for the Democratic Party,” he added. “They’ll attack that.” Indeed, it’s not just Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer blow up the Republican billbut the White House has also targeted Graham.
Roberts, meanwhile, found that “Democrats took advantage” Roe reversed and saw an increase in voter registration among women in key battleground states.
“The Republican Party has not had an effective response to that,” he continued. “Can they now, with inflation still high and higher than forecast…can they capitalize on that economic message in a way that overrides Dobbs Message from Democrats? “
Calling it “November’s question,” Baier said that while the GOP is inflating their election message right now, Democrats spent Tuesday talking about Graham’s bill.
“I think Senator Graham’s premise was to say, put a 15 week number on it so you can have some candidates say, ‘I’m applying for this. Democrat, are you applying for an abortion after 15 weeks? ‘ And then turn the tables,” he concluded. “I’m not sure if it worked like that today on the first day that bill was issued or he was talking about it.”