Donald Trump and his supporters are counting on a resounding victory up and down the ballot in the 2020 election.
But the landscape of the next election is constantly changing.
And Donald Trump’s heart sunk when this bad news about 2020 rolled in.
Democrats need to win four Republican-held Senate seats next November to win an outright majority.
Even if Donald Trump wins re-election, a Chuck Schumer-led Senate would slam the breaks on confirming the President’s conservative judicial nominees.
In addition, a Democrat-run Senate would hold the power to establish a Stalinist kangaroo court impeachment trial if the Nancy Pelosi-run House of Representatives impeached President Trump a second time.
Republicans are already defending swing state seats in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Maine and North Carolina.
The last thing the President and his allies wanted to see was the Democrats expand the Senate map if a safe Republican seat fell into the competitive category.
Democrats believe the Republicans’ worst fear came true with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to run for the open Senate seat in Kansas.
Longtime RINO Senator Pat Roberts announced his retirement and Republicans were looking for an “A-list” recruit that could enter the race and lock up the seat as a GOP hold.
Pompeo – a former tea party Congressman and high profile Trump loyalist – was seen as that candidate.
It appeared as if Pompeo was taking steps to become a candidate as Pompeo started personal social media accounts that operated independently from his official accounts as Secretary of State.
But after President Trump ordered the strike to take out Iranian terrorist kingpin Qasem Soleimani, Pompeo informed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would not enter the Kansas Senate race to help President Trump navigate the fallout from the dramatic military strike.
The New York Times exclusively reports:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday told Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, that he does not plan to run for Senate in 2020, most likely ending Republicans’ hopes of securing a potentially dominant candidate for the open seat in his home state of Kansas, according to four people briefed on the meeting.
Mr. Pompeo, a former congressman from the Wichita area, has quietly explored a campaign for months. But in the aftermath of the military operation last week that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani of Iran, Mr. Pompeo has told senior party officials that he is ruling out becoming a candidate, according to several people who have spoken with him directly.
Pompeo’s decision leaves the GOP side of the race to replace Roberts wide open.
Staunch Trump supporter and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the highest profile candidate left in the race.
But Kobach lost the gubernatorial election in 2018 when establishment Republicans in Kansas stayed at home in a treasonous protest of Kobach’s strong stand on stopping illegal immigration.
If Democrats once again face a divided GOP in the 2020 Senate race, Chuck Schumer could be one step closer to toppling Mitch McConnell and seizing power in the Senate.
American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in the 2020 election.