The Senate will be the last line of defense, not only for capitalist-loving Democrats, but also Joe Biden, who will be fighting the progressives in his party, according to retiring Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., on Newsmax TV.
"I think maybe down deep Joe Biden wants Republicans to keep the Senate, because otherwise he's going to be almost defenseless as the progressive movement pushes him further and further to the left," King told "Saturday Report."
"I believe he can negotiate with Mitch McConnell, if Mitch is the Republican leader, but if the Senate goes Democrat, there's going to be tremendous pressure on Joe Biden and all the Democrats to move to the left."
Incumbents Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., are facing Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock in Senate runoffs Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the upper chamber. Republicans hold 50 seats and Democrats need a sweep and Biden in the White House to deliver Kamala Harris the deciding votes in a 50-50 tie.
"I hope that the president's feud with the governor of Georgia does not divide the Republican vote, because it's absolutely essential that we win these two Senate seats," King told host Carl Higbie. "If not, the Democrats are going to control everything and we know the radical agenda they have."
The progressive movement includes Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who seek Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, if not universal basic income and statehood for Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, two liberal bastions that would ultimately turn the United States to the left indefinitely.
"I've seen it here in New York," King, who is retiring from Congress after 28 years. "I know that the progressive wing can be powerful. The only way we can check it now is if the Republicans keep control of the Senate."
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