Victor Davis Hanson, American military historian, Columnist for National Review, Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author of upcoming book The Case for Trump joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf live from the Hoover Institution to discuss the midterms and more.
On California politics: We're talking mostly about the House because California only has two Democratic candidates for Senate, Dianne Feinstein and Kevin Delione. In the House, I live in the central valley and it's in a juxtaposition of four districts. They have spent about 15 million dollars, Janz has, the candidate and we've got celebrities coming in. He's target number one, Devin Nunes. And for progressives he's a despised character and yet he's about 12 points ahead. It was tactical blunder to put that much money into a candidate that couldn't win when there were other districts. (1:09)
On the Republican candidate for California governor: He's a California implant, a businessman, good candidate if you're a Republican, not a great candidate. But, he's probably going to get within single digits, maybe 9 or 8 it looks like. (3:35)
On how Kavannaugh helped Trump's approval rating going up: I think it kind of united the Republicans. There is really not a never Trump movement. I think a lot of people said if you're going to do that to a bush-eyed Kavanaugh it wasn't because of Trump. It was because he was just a Republican. It could happen to anybody. (6:40)
On how the U.S. should respond to the Jamal Khashoggi death: I think that nobody had any illusions about the Saudis as they do about the Russians or the Chinese that we deal sometimes, but they violated a lot of protocol. You don't kill somebody in the sanctity of an embassy. You don't torture them. That's all from the medieval world. If they just shot the person and threw him in the river, God forbid, we wouldn't have known about it, and that's what they usually do. It was too in your face. They lied about it to their best allies. (11:10)