Virginia election threatens Pelosi’s Democrat congress

Republican Glenn Youngkin pulled off an upset victory in the Virginia governor’s race this week when he beat Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy reacted to the news by warning Democrats that their political future is under threat.

The Hill quoted McCarthy as saying at a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday that Youngkin’s win represents “wake-up call for Washington to abandon the partisanship, the extremist agenda of Washington-based program that costs trillions of dollars.”

“If you’re a Democrat and President Biden won your seat by 16 points, you’re in a competitive race next year,” he cautioned.  “You are no longer safe.”

McCarthy says red wave in 2022 could be bigger than in 2010

“It’ll be more than 70 [seats] that will be competitive,” he continued. “There’s many that are going to lose their races based upon walking off a cliff from Nancy Pelosi pushing them,” he continued.

The California Republican suggested that Pelosi “may not care if she lose,” noting, “She lost 63 the last time she was Speaker moving policy that the country didn’t care for.”

McCarthy was apparently referring to how congressional Democrats found themselves getting trounced in the 2010 midterm elections after passing Obamacare. That contest ended with only 193 Democratic members as compared to 242 Republicans.

McCarthy notes President Biden’s low approval rating

“Many believe she won’t stay around” McCarthy went on to stress, telling her caucus members that Pelosi is “not going to be there to defend you.”

McCarthy then drew attention to President Joe Biden’s lagging poll numbers, asking, “Are you going to bring President Biden with his policies into your district to defend you?”

“Are you going to bring the vice president?” the House minority leader demanded. “Terry McAuliffe did, and look what happened to him.”

The Hill noted that House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik spoke up at the press briefing as well, declaring, “We learned that parents should be empowered to make decisions about their children’s education, not the federal government.”

“We learned that Americans want more jobs, not more government welfare and reckless spending creating inflation. Americans want to fund their police departments, not defund them. Americans want freedom, not far-left socialism.”

 

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