GOP gears up fight for House majority in 2022: ‘We’re going to retire Speaker Pelosi once and for all’

As the 2020 elections approached, many observers predicted that Democrats would increase the size of their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. But rather than win seats, a number of Democrats ended up going down to defeat, giving Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her caucus the slimmest majority in the lower chamber in decades.

Republicans are out to inflict more losses in 2022, when every member of the House is up for re-election. And according to Fox News, the GOP hopes their efforts to take back the lower chamber will push Pelosi out of the speakership “once and for all.”

Forcing Pelosi into retirement

The comments reportedly came from National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer (R-MN), who had put out a statement Wednesday naming no less than 47 House Democrats who the GOP has their sights set on going into the midterms.

Emmer said Republicans will put extra resources into defeating these Dems, calling their seats “prime pick-up opportunities.”

“We’re going to retire Speaker Pelosi once and for all,” Emmer vowed, as Fox News reported.

In his Wednesday statement, Emmer said “House Republicans start the cycle just five seats short of a majority and are prepared to build on our 2020 successes to deliver a lasting Republican majority in the House.”

“We will stay laser-focused on recruiting talented and diverse candidates, aggressively highlighting Democrats’ socialist agenda and raising enough resources to win,” he declared.

GOP eyes “offensive opportunities”

According to Fox, Emmer said the nearly four dozen “offensive opportunities” being targeted by the GOP “include 29 Battleground Democrats where President [Joe] Biden lost the district [in November] or where the 2020 presidential or congressional margin was within 5%.”

Republicans are also looking at “8 Underperforming Democrats, who won by less than 10% and underperformed the presidential ballot margin,” and “10 Redistricting Watch Democrats, who currently represent districts in states gaining or losing seats during the reapportionment, or represent districts in states that have a redistricting commission,” Emmer said.

While Republicans are certainly right to prepare, however, flipping some blue seats red in 2022 might not be as challenging as they think. As Emmer intimated Wednesday, many new policies being implemented by President Biden will likely drive voters to cast a ballot for the GOP in the midterms.

“We are just a few weeks into the Biden Administration and Americans are already seeing the job-killing initiatives House Democrats support,” he said in his Wednesday statement, referring to Biden’s move to nix further construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, among other executive orders and policy proposals.

“We will relentlessly hold House Democrats accountable for their socialist agenda and ensure voters understand the damaging impact policies like defunding the police, government-run health care, and ending the Keystone XL Pipeline will have on Americans’ everyday lives,” Emmer said of the GOP. It’s nice to know that at least someone in Washington is looking out for Americans’ best interests.

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      1. I look forward to hearing Nancy questioned by Trump’s lawyers on her responsibility and duties on January 6, 2021. When she knew who was coming in and mixing with the Trump supporters and we will hear from those who were told to STAND DOWN. Nancy you will make my day–always wanted to hear you tell your “TRUTH”

  2. Pelosi is a true fraud and a phony Catholic.
    She supports abortion at all stages of life and its funding as well.
    She was saddened that the Supreme Court decided in favor of the
    Little Sisters of the Poor which is unbelievable.
    She should be ex-communicated and Biden as well who has the same beliefs.
    The Catholic Church has to get tough, grow a spine and provide some needed direction as it leads the flock.

    1. Right on. The Catholic Church can be tough on the everyday practitioner, but be a powerful political leader and you can denounce adherence to Catholic beliefs and still participate in receiving the Sacraments. Church hypocrisy at its richest.

  3. Nancy needs to go, she is dangerous. And the rest of the democrats and rinos need to go, also. They are destroying America and causing people to lose their jobs. Anything that is bad, the democrats support it. People, wake up and lets get these democrats and rinos OUT of office. They need to retire. Most of them have been in office too long and they have NOT done anything good. The American people are tired of their games. Be gone, Nancy and take the rest of the swamp rats with you. You will NOT be missed.

  4. Why have we put up with Pelosi, Schummer & Shift & Nadler. We are that weak? We must act NOW! Get them out of office. They have not helped the American People, EVER!!! Do something instead of more TALK! We need term limits. And send those 7 GOP senators with them. They stabbed the Republican Party in the back. Democrats stick together. Why don’t we?

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