House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has repeatedly declared victory in the 2020 election despite the fact that Democrats lost nearly a dozen house seats, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has a different perspective.
McCarthy told Sunday Morning Futures on Sunday morning that the Democrat losses during November’s election constitute a complete “rejection” of Pelosi and the “Democrat socialist party.”
Pelosi is finished
McCarthy said that Pelosi’s insistence on putting “that socialist agenda her way or no way” was the reason Democrats are likely to be only five seats ahead of Republicans in the majority.
“The American people have now rejected Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat socialist policy,” McCarthy declared. “The next two years are going to be about the Republican commitment versus the Democrats agenda.”
McCarthy has made it clear that House Republicans intend to take advantage of the close margin to wrest some power from Pelosi in the 117th Congress.
“This will be the closest of a majority that at any time since World War II and really, nobody saw this coming,” McCarthy remarked, adding that moderate Democrats may be willing to cross the aisle on issues such as public safety and China.
Another reason why the Democrats lost their agenda to defunding the police just didn’t play, where the Republicans had a commitment to America, to make our streets safe, to defeat this virus, to rebuild our infrastructure, to end our dependency on the China infrastructure.
“That’s the agenda we will move forward and we’ll be looking to get five-to-six more Democrats to join with us and then we’ll be able to run the floor… because our ideas are stronger and reflect the American public’s views,” McCarthy continued.
Pelosi, for her part, has refused to acknowledge the losses Democrats sustained during November’s election. Despite promising that Democrats could flip 15 or more GOP House seats, the opposite happened — and Pelosi is putting up an entirely unbothered front.
“We’ll be able to do great things for the American people,” Pelosi told reporters at a news conference last week. “We’ve lost some battles, but we won the war. We have the gavel.”
The November election was a referendum on the far-left ideology that has taken over the nation over the last several months, and swing-state and district Democrat representatives took the heaviest losses.
Despite pleas from moderate Democrats to ditch the anti-police, highly-progressive messaging, Pelosi appears committed to charging ahead with the furthest-left agenda possible.