Opinion: Republicans need to highlight economic, security achievements for midterms
As Congress take the week of the Fourth of July to be with their loved ones, members will also be in their districts campaign for the 2018 midterm elections. I recently sat down with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to talk about what they expect to happen come November.
SARAH SANDERS: I think the most important thing we can do to prepare for the midterms is to continue having success, continue to grow the economy, continue to create jobs, continue to make the world safer, continue to be tough on trade and make sure that countries know that the United States is not going to be taken advantage of anymore. I think the more victories we have on policy; the politics will take care of itself.
The president’s got a very aggressive travel schedule that’ll take place over the summer and well into the fall helping candidates on a number of races across the country he’s going to be incredibly engaged. He’s already done a lot in this primary season you’re going to see that ramp up as we get up into the general elections.
KEVIN MCCARTHY: Well If you watched what the president promised. He promised he would turn America around. Take for instance, the economy, do you realize that in the last 49 years, unemployment in America has only been below 4 percent 7 months in 49 years and 2 of those 7 months were in April and May of this year. Unemployment claims, 44 year low.
HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE: Expect the President and Republicans in Congress to aggressively message their economic and foreign policy achievements. By promoting and passing measures that directly address our country’s problems, Republicans will strengthen their chances to keeping their majorities in November.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.