One of the more unbelievable – or at least far-fetched outcomes of the 2020 General Election was the overwhelming number of Republicans elected to the House of Representatives. One of the major questions is, how did so many Republicans get elected in local races while those same voters elected the Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden?
It doesn’t add up, but either way, that’s the story and they’re sticking to it – for now.
In any case, Republican party members can pat themselves on the back for gaining such unprecedented grounds in the House of Representatives. One of the biggest feats was that every new Republican member of the House was either a veteran, a minority, or a woman – a statistic that only furthers to destroy the left-wing narrative that the GOP lacks diversity in representation.
According to the Associated Press, right now 422 out of the 435 Congressional seats were up for election with 219 going to democratic candidates and 203 going Republican.
Joel Pollak, one of Breitbart’s Senior Editors sat down on Sunday night with Tom Emmer, Congressman for the 6th Congressional District out of Minnesota and Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Here’s how some of that conversation went, from Breitbart:
“Every one of the seats we flipped so far has been a minority candidate, veteran and/or a female candidate,” Emmer said. “Pretty impressive.”
Democrats will have “the smallest majority” in the House of Representatives “since World War Two,” remarked Emmer.
Emmer observed the Democrat Party’s leftward shift over time.
“The idea that there’s a moderate left in the Democrat Party is laughable,” Emmer stated. “There are only ultra-liberals and socialists. [Nancy Pelosi’s] got her hands full with both in the next two years if it’s that close a majority.”
Pollak assessed the growing influence of the Squad — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Presley (D-MA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) — given the Democrats’ narrowed House majority.
Pollak stated, “Nancy Pelosi will only hold the majority by virtue of the Squad, that is to say AOC plus three, and I guess they’re getting a couple of new radicals to join them. So they’ll be about five or six members on the Democratic side who are basically Democratic socialist radicals, and they are the kingmakers in the House, at least as far as Democrats are concerned, right? They can basically tell Nancy Pelosi, ‘Hey, if you want to come back as Speaker, if you want that gavel again, you have to do what we say.’”
Emmer replied, “They actually have already been doing that. I think for the last two years, Nancy Pelosi was basically the Speaker in name only. The agenda has been run by [the Squad].”
More aggressive and transparent leftism from the Democrat Party is a boon for Republicans’ political fortunes, estimated Emmer.
Emmer remarked, “We’re going to keep reminding voters how dangerous these Democrats’ socialist agenda is.” Democrats’ “defund the police” messaging “is going to kill them” politically, he added.
Along with that was a list of Congressional seats that were flipped from Democrat to Republican:
Republican Young Kim, a Navy veteran, defeated Rep. Gil Cisneros (D-CA) in California’s 39th congressional district.
Republican Michelle Steel unseated Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA) in California’s 48th Congressional District.
Carlos Gimenez (R), mayor of Miami-Dade, defeated Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
Republican Maria Elvira Salazar flipped Florida’s 27th Congressional District by defeating Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL).
Republican Ashley Hinson unseated Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) in Iowa’s 1st Congressional Sistrict.
Republican Michelle Fischbach, the former Minnesota lieutenant governor, won Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District after beating Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN).
Republican Yvette Herrell defeated Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) in the race for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District.
Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) conceded to Republican competitor Nicole Malliotakis in the race for New York’s 11th Congressional District.
Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK) was ousted by Republican Oklahoma State Sen. Stephanie Bice in the race for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District.
Republican Nancy Mace ousted Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.
This is a promising accomplishment for republicans across the country. Not only does it mean that people are waking up to the dangers of the radical left, but it also means we’re one step closer to Nancy Pelosi being removed from her position as Speaker of the House. Pelosi, as we all know, has been a thorn in the side of both the GOP and the Trump Administration in regards to passing constructive policies.
Pelosi has also been instrumental in withholding a second stimulus check from the American people during this pandemic. Pelosi also tried to coin the term “Trump Virus”. Needless to say, Pelosi does not serve the American people.
The seats that were flipped also mean a stronger Pro-Life voice in congress as well as a more well-rounded public appeal to the GOP being that the seats were taken by women, veterans, and minorities. With more strong GOP women in the House, radicals like AOC and her “Squad” will have their work cut out for them.
And with such a major stride forward in Congress, Republicans and Conservatives everywhere should sleep just a little bit better knowing that there is now a lot more standing in the way of the democrats’ socialist agenda.