Former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) recently spoke to NBC where he admitted that he believes the Republicans have a “50/50” shot at keeping control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018.

Partial transcript as follows:

GUTHRIE: Are you worried about Republicans losing control of the House? You do that math.

BOEHNER: Once you have a change of presidents, the party out of power always gains seats. It’s gone on for well over 100 years.

GUTHRIE: There is gaining seats and there is losing control.

BOEHNER: There is. And frankly, it’s a 50/50 proposition.