Biden and Schumer in hot mic midterm gaffe over crucial Senate race: 'We're in danger'

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was caught on hot mic telling Joe Biden that John Fetterman’s Pennsylvania debate performance “didn’t hurt us too much”. Fetterman suffered a stroke earlier this year and his race against TV star Dr Mehmet Oz has become one of the most tightly contested in the country.

During the debate, Fetterman relied on closed captioning due to trouble with auditory processing as a result of the stroke, which he says is expected to get better with time.

While in Syracuse, New York Schumer told the President: “It looks like the debate didn’t hurt us too much in Pennsylvania as of today, so that’s good.

“We’re picking up steam in Nevada…The state where we’re going downhill is Georgia. It’s hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker…but our early turnout in Georgia, huge. Huge.”

The Senate majority leader can also be heard telling the President “We’re in danger”, although it is unclear which race he was speaking about.

A few key races are widely viewed to hold huge power in who will control the Senate after November 8.

In Pennsylvania, a crunch moment came on Tuesday during the Fetterman-Oz debate.

Actor Mark Ruffalo came out in support of Fetterman and highlighted his own health issues afterwards.

“As someone who suffered a brain tumour and temporary cognitive dysfunction, I can relate to John. This is a minor thing that passes,” he wrote on Twitter.

However, Dr Oz’s team has picked up on the stroke claiming it indicates Fetterman’s inability to do the job.

Fetterman has hit back at such suggestions on Twitter. He said: “I had a stroke. I survived it. I’m truly so grateful to still be here today.

“I know politics can be nasty, but even then, I could never imagine ridiculing someone for their health challenges.”

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However, the poll reveals that 65 percent disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy, 62 percent think his anti inflation measures won’t work and 55 percent believe Trump was a better President.

Republican’s are widely expected to make gains in the House of Representatives while the Senate could go to either party.

If Republicans take control of either House it could effectively hamstring the Democrats agenda before the 2024 Presidential election.

Midterm elections generally favour the party which does not hold the Presidency.

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