Sherrod Brown Believes That Donald Trump Will Lose and Take the GOP Down With Him
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) predicted on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s erratic and reckless behavior will strip Republicans of their six-seat Senate majority and lead to a landslide victory for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Brown told reporters that Trump’s abrupt return to the White House from Walter Reed Military Medical Center on Monday evening, as well as Trump’s belligerent refusal to wear a mask despite still being contagious with COVID-19, are clear signs that the president is “unraveling.”
Trump’s insistance on breaking quarantine to work in the Oval Office poses an imminent danger to “the valets and the butlers and the food service people and the custodians and all the people that work around the White House,” Brown continued.
In the last week alone, at least 27 White House staffers – many of whom are Trump’s closest advisers – have tested positive for the coronavirus, which has killed 211,000 Americans since the pandemic began in March.
Brown acknowledged that Senate races are extremely competitive in more than a dozen states – many of which have been reliable GOP strongholds – and that there are “more and more in play” every day thanks to Republican sycophancy to Trump.
Brown, who is next in line to serve as chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs if Democrats retake control of the Senate, added that Trump’s plummeting popularity will cost the GOP down-ballot votes.
“[Senate Republican Leader Mitch] McConnell (R-KY) essentially says to American voters and Trump says to American voters ‘You’re on your own when it comes to this coronavirus,'” Brown said. “People are going to resist that and vote people out of office that are so uncaring and so incompetent.”
Should this occur, Brown pledged to immediately prioritize expanding tenant protections for millions of American renters facing eviction.
“A fourth of people who rent in this country spend more than half their money on housing, and their rent and utilities,” said Brown. “They get a small injury at work, they miss a week of work and everything’s upside down. They can lose their apartment and then everything gets worse, and that just shouldn’t be happening in this country.”