With Control of Congress Still Undecided, 2 Republicans Offer an Optimistic Vision

Susan Jones | November 9, 2022 | 4:05am EST
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The US Capitol on the morning of the midterm election, November 8, 2022. (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
The US Capitol on the morning of the midterm election, November 8, 2022. (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - As the widely anticipated "red wave" began to look more like a red trickle, two prominent Republican politicians explained where they hope a Republican-controlled Congress -- if that happens -- will take the country.

"The one thing we have to do is create the contrast between the Biden administration and common sense," Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told Fox News Tuesday night.

Scott was celebrating his easy re-election when he spoke.

"So you think about the fact we have enough energy, resources in this country to be energy independent. We should focus on that as a priority.

"You think about 19 months of inflation outpacing pay increases. That means that Biden has delivered a pay cut to the American people. Eight months -- eight months over 8 percent. Devastating impact for people who grew up like I did, in a single parent household working paycheck to paycheck. We can turn the spigot off, slow down the spending in Washington. That means your paycheck will go up because inflation will go down.

"We have to secure our borders. If we are serious about American security, we have to stop the flow of fentanyl across our southern border. We also have to make sure that we do not find 98 more people on the terrorist watch list crossing our southern border. So finding a way to create an impediment on our southern border is one of the fastest ways for us to prove to the American people we're listening."

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who campaigned with a number of his fellow Republicans, said if Republicans take control of the Congress, "They first need to get moving with promises made."

"Start with the border -- start with reining in runaway spending and recognizing that there's real statements that can be made in re-establishing some fiscal responsibility. And I think this is what voters expect. They're sending folks to Congress both in the House and the Senate. And I do think that the Republicans will end up with a majority in both to deliver on promises made.

"And this is a moment when voters are tired of not only getting something different than they expected out of the Biden administration -- where all of a sudden, left-liberal policies have left America really weakened, our economy in shambles and real distrust -- to a moment where they're sending folks to Washington to deliver.

"And so I think that's what we will get from a Republican-led House and Senate -- a recognition that they were sent there to get a job done, and I think they'll go do it."

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