With Republicans getting additional House seats in the 2020 election, House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Told “Sunday Morning Futures” that only 10 Democrats were needed to stop Nancy Pelosi from being re-elected. Speaker of the House of Representatives.
McCarthy made the comment after his party switched at least seven seats from blue to red and an eighth seat in Michigan, most recently occupied by a Liberalist.
Pelosi announced his bid to be re-elected as a speaker, but McCarthy says that’s not a sure thing with a thinner Democratic majority.
“To be a speaker, you have to have 218 votes on the floor,” he explained. “When she joined that vote two years ago, there were 15 Democrats who voted against her. Ten of the Democrats will return to Congress. If those 10 people vote against her again, she won’t be the speaker of the House of Representatives… for the sake of the Republican party. “
“Now we are close enough to be able to control the floor with some of the Democrats joining us,” he said.
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Pelosi defended the result in 2020, saying the Democrats “lost some battles, but we won the war.”
McCarthy said the US is rejecting socialism by voting in Republicans nationwide and specifically electing GOP women in states like California, Florida and New York – setting a record for the number of women elected.
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“We were won by the women of the Republican victory,” he said. “That says something about what President Trump was able to do – to expand this party, bring diversity, and that gives strength. The same thing that gives power to America, diversity, is now also in the Republican Party. “