House Minority Leader Rep. McCarthy, of California, said on Sunday that Americans have now “rejected Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat socialist policies,” hailing the election results a win for the Republican party.
“The Republican Party really made great gains” in 2020, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo during an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
McCarthy was reelected as the U.S. House of Representatives’ Republican leader in the 117th Congress following a surprisingly strong GOP showing during the November elections.
“The House GOP flipped at least 12 seats with major victories for incoming women, veterans and minorities,” Bartiromo noted during the interview.
McCarthy replied by saying that the new face of the House Republicans looks “tremendous.”
“We’ve had more women than at any time serving in Congress,” he noted. “The Republican Party really made great gains, not only did we flip 12, there are four more races out there and we’re ahead in all four of them so I expect as the week progresses it will end up somewhere around 212, 213 seats, it only takes 218 for a majority.”
“This will be the closest of a majority that at any time since World War II and really, nobody saw this coming,” McCarthy continued. “The American people have now rejected Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat socialist policy.”
He went on to say that “the next two years are going to be about the Republican commitment versus the Democrat’s agenda.”
Meanwhile, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was reelected by Democrats as Speaker of the House for a seventh and eighth year.
Democrats are expected to maintain a slim majority in the new Congress – the most-narrow in two decades for either party.