Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHaiti prime minister warns inequality will cause migration to continue Pelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Erdoğan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system MORE on Monday said that "everything" is at stake for Democrats in the upcoming midterms.
“Everything. It’s simple: everything," Biden said in response to a question from a Politico reporter on the importance of November's general election.
Biden made the comments as he prepared to march in the Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh.
Joe Biden, about to march in the Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh. Asked what’s at stake in the midterms, he says, “Everything. It’s simple: everything.” pic.twitter.com/g1bJloqta8— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) September 3, 2018
His statement comes just a couple months before a midterm election that Democrats view as a chance to retake control of the House and maybe the Senate.
Democrats hold a 6-point edge over Republicans on a generic congressional ballot, according to a poll released by The Economist/YouGov poll last week.
Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to reclaim the majority in the lower chamber. Their path in the upper chamber is a little more difficult as they need to gain two seats while defending 10 seats in states that President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE won in 2016.
It was reported last week that Biden, who is an outspoken critic of Trump, plans to hold a series of campaign stops as the midterms near.
Among them, he is reportedly planning to campaign alongside Elissa Slotkin (D), a former Obama administration official who is running for a House seat in Michigan.
Democrats are seen as heavy favorites to take back control of the House. But despite those prospects, Trump has repeatedly pushed the idea that there will be a "red wave" in November.
"We are winning on just about every front and for that reason there will not be a Blue Wave, but there might be a Red Wave!" Trump tweeted last month.
Biden, 75, is considered a possible Democratic front-runner for the 2020 presidential election.
In a poll released last month, the former vice president led Trump by 7 points on a hypothetical 2020 ballot.