GOP spokeswoman says Republicans will lose House seats in midterms

Republican National Committee (RNC) spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday that she believes the GOP will likely lose House seats in November's midterm elections. 

"I do think we'll lose seats in the House. I think we'll end up keeping it," McEnany told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on "Rising." 

"We're actually a bit more confident than we were. Again, not denying history, only three times since the Civil War has the party in charge of the White House actually went on to gain seats, so we're not denying history," she said. 

"Democrats are still spending in toss-up Republican races. They have not yet made their way into lean-Republican or likely-Republican," she added, citing GOP Reps. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockDefeated Republicans mocked by Trump fire back at president GOP lawmaker defends Mia Love from Trump attacks: 'I was disgusted when I heard it' Republicans must learn from the election mistake on immigration MORE (Va.), Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdMidterm results shake up national map Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February How Republicans who voted against ObamaCare repeal fared in midterms MORE (Texas), and Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis Curbelo3 ways House Dems can fight climate change when sweeping policy is off the table Defeated Republicans mocked by Trump fire back at president GOP lawmaker defends Mia Love from Trump attacks: 'I was disgusted when I heard it' MORE's (Fla.) reelection races. 
 
McEnany's comments come as Republicans look to defend their majorities in the House and the Senate. 
 
Democrats only need 23 seats to win back the House in November. 
 
Their path to taking back the Senate appears to be more daunting, because they have 26 Senate seats up for election in November, while Republicans only have nine. 
 

— Julia Manchester