Mark Meadows: Losing the House wouldn't change a whole lot

“I can make the case for losing 27 or 28 seats,” he said. “What difference does a majority make?” he said with a shrug.

Because the narrowly divided Senate has blocked much of the GOP’s agenda in the last year, losing control of the House would be painful but would not feel dramatically different, Meadows argued.

That perspective, he noted, is like “nails on a chalkboard” among his GOP brethren.

“If at this point nine or 10 Democrats in the Senate control what gets to the president’s desk, what difference does a majority in the House make?” he said. “I don’t know that in legislative terms it would change a whole lot.”