Democrats control the US Senate by the skin of their teeth.
But there are signs their majority is about to come crashing down.
And it’s all because one ad is about to cost Chuck Schumer everything.
When Democrats narrowly won control of the US Senate at the start of the year, they did so after flipping two Senate races in Georgia by the narrowest of margins.
The two runoff elections in the Peach State were held in January, and Democrat wins in both states are what gave Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer exactly 50 seats in the upper chamber of Congress.
While that’s technically not a majority, Democrats rely on Vice President Kamala Harris to cast any tie-breaking votes, giving them an effective majority of one seat.
However, Schumer knows that his Senate majority is perhaps the weakest in history, and there are growing signs that it could all come crashing down in 2022.
And it’s all because of the very state that gave him his majority in the first place.
Fox News reports, “The Republican National Committee will air an ad during Tuesday night’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game that claims political figures and corporations ‘lied’ about Georgia’s new voting law, which led to MLB moving the game from Atlanta to Denver.
“The game was originally set to take place at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, but MLB moved it to the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field after Democrats, including President Biden, likened the law to Jim Crow. The RNC said it is putting seven figures into the ad buy.”
The ad comes at a time when many in Georgia are upset about the earlier Democrat-led protests about Georgia’s new voting law, which prompted many left-wing corporations and business entities, including the MLB itself, to boycott the state.
In the case of the MLB, the organization went so far as to relocate the annual All-Star Game that is traditionally held in Atlanta.
The move was intended to push back against the GOP-led effort to strengthen Georgia’s voting law and prevent any future fraud from taking place, but critics pointed out that many of these corporations were simply pandering to Democrats and wielding their own political power to try and bully Republicans into submission.
Now, outrage over the MLB’s decision to relocate the All-Star Game has prompted many Republicans to remind Georgia voters who was responsible for the move: Democrats.
And with this latest TV ad, which will be airing in the middle of the game itself, Republicans hope to point out the Democrats’ hypocrisy to the vote-rich Atlanta suburbs, which have emerged as a major political battleground for the 2022 and 2024 elections.
“Democrats stole our All-Star Game to push their divisive political agenda. Politicians and corporations lied, while Black communities got hurt the most,” Georgia’s Rev. Melvin Everson says in the RNC ad. “Even though a majority of Black voters support laws like voter ID. To Democrats it’s just a game. But we’re the ones who got played.”
One of Georgia’s two Democrat-held Senate seats is up again in 2022, and is expected to be one of the most competitive races in the nation.