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 ComstockGOP lawmaker introduces bill to stop revolving door Ex-lawmakers face new scrutiny over lobbying Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign MORE (Va.), Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdFreshman House Dems surge past GOP in money race DCCC opens Texas office to protect House pickups, target vulnerable GOP seats Dems ramp up subpoena threats MORE (Texas), and Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloHillicon Valley — Presented by CTIA and America's wireless industry — Lawmaker sees political payback in fight over 'deepfakes' measure | Tech giants to testify at hearing on 'censorship' claims | Google pulls the plug on AI council Lawmaker alleges political payback in failed 'deepfakes' measure Ex-GOP lawmaker joins marijuana trade group 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