Chuck Schumer’s hopes for a Democrat Senate majority are going down in flames.
2018 is turning into a nightmare for Senate Democrats.
But things just took a turn for the worse because of this secret video.
Chuck Schumer’s Plans Foiled By Undercover Video
Democrats need to win a net gain of two Republican-held seats to win the Senate.
To do that, they can lose no more than one of the ten seats where they have an incumbent running in a red state carried by Donald Trump.
North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp is down by double-digits to her Republican challenger.
So Schumer’s hopes to be Majority Leader in 2018 are already on life support.
But the death blow came in Missouri.
Democrat Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race with Republican State Attorney General Josh Hawley.
But James O’Keefe and Project Veritas upended the race.
O’Keefe released an undercover video of McCaskill bragging about her support for Barack Obama-style gun control.
Project Veritas’s undercover journalists also filmed McCaskill’s staffers talking about the need to hide her true views from the public.
O’Keefe released a second video where McCaskill campaign workers discussed how Planned Parenthood hides their support for McCaskill through PACs and other organizations.
McCaskill staffer Nick Starost told Project Veritas that Planned Parenthood doesn’t “…donate to Claire because they don’t want to ostracize pro-life Democrats in Missouri.”
A second staffer told Project Veritas, “They go through other means to support and give money. They just don’t directly give money from their PACs.”
McCaskill Makes Things Worse
McCaskill responded to the video by demanding that Hawley – who is the State Attorney General – appoint a special prosecutor.
Her campaign claimed O’Keefe violated the state’s Merchandising Act.
Campaign manager David Kirby wrote, “Josh Hawley’s responsibility as the Attorney General of Missouri is to protect Missourians from fraud. Rather than doing his job and investigating this very serious situation, Hawley has been embracing, celebrating and promoting this clear case of fraudulent activity designed to hurt his political opponent.”
Hawley waived away McCaskill’s desperate attempt to criminalize journalism.
The Hill reports on Hawley’s response in an exclusive statement:
“That’s absurd and she knows it. Senator McCaskill can’t fool Missouri anymore. The truth about her partisanship and party-line liberalism is revealed more every day,” Hawley said in a statement to The Hill. “After completely dismissing rural Missourians by saying she can ‘give up’ on their votes, this new footage shows she just isn’t being honest with us and is rejecting our values.”
Claire McCaskill portrays herself to Missouri voters as an independent voice for the state.
But the Project Veritas videos show she is a loyal foot soldier for gun-grabbers and Planned Parenthood.
Polls were already showing Hawley taking the lead.
These videos could cement his victory and block any path for Schumer and the Democrats to reclaim the majority.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.