While the country awaits the final results for the presidential election, other political stories are starting to get more attention. For example, the House and Senate races are big news.
While it appears Democrats will retain their hold on the House, they did lose some unexpected seats. And this has resulted in a more tenuous situation.
That goes double for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to GOP leaders.
Instead of expanding the House majority, Democrats watched it dwindle in the last few days, and now there’s some question as to whether or not the majority will support Pelosi.
After losing races in Florida, Minnesota and Oklahoma, Republicans are crowing about the flipped seats — and making some startling predictions.
Those predictions include Pelosi’s current position.
From Fox News:
Republican leaders, gloating at flipping several House seats, took jabs at Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Wednesday for her shrinking majority and cast doubt on her ability to win enough votes to become House speaker again.
Pelosi must retain enough votes to continue in her role as Speaker, and Democrats foresaw no problems with that heading into the 2020 elections.
But things have changed, and they didn’t break the way leftist politicians had hoped.
Now, GOP leaders like National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) are wondering:
I mean Nancy Pelosi doesn’t even have a majority where she can be elected speaker again.
Whoever would have guessed that it’d be possible that Nancy Pelosi might not be the speaker?
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) added that the majority downturn in the House could be problematic for Pelosi.
Not only might her position be at risk, but she could also struggle to get her agenda approved in coming years.
McCarthy said he knows there were “a number of people who did not vote for her last time,” and added that Republicans will “have a very big say” when it comes to policy in the future.
Pelosi has managed to overcome opposition before, however.
She was able to defeat Republicans and even moderate Democrats who pledged to vote against her if elected. In 2019, 15 Democrats did not support her.
But at that time, she could still sail to victory with a hefty majority. This time around, that majority isn’t quite so hefty, which could lead to some interesting situations in the House.
- GOP leaders claim House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s position could be in jeopardy, due to the shrinking Democrat majority in the House.
- After Republicans flipped seats in the House, Pelosi’s grip on Speaker isn’t as strong.
- House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy also said that Republicans will “have a very big say” in policy, thanks to these newly acquired seats.
Source: Fox News