Although it doesn’t appear Republicans will quite take the House in 2020, there may be a HUGE consolation prize.
With the gains Republicans have made this election cycle, it might be enough to oust Nancy Pelosi from her role as House Speaker.
This would be a monstrous win for Republicans and a catastrophic defeat for Democrats.
House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, claimed it would only take 10 dissenting Democrats to prevent Pelosi from winning the House Speaker election.
McCarthy made an appearance on FOX News’ Sunday Morning Futures and explained:
“To become speaker, you have to have 218 votes on the floor,” he explained. “When she went up for that vote two years ago, there were 15 Democrats who voted against her. Ten of those Democrats will be coming back to Congress. If those 10 vote against her again, she will not be speaker of the House … because of the gains of the Republicans.”
“We are close enough now that we can control the floor with a few Democrats joining with us,” he said.
McCarthy later remarked how GOP women have earned historic successes in Florida and deep-blue California & New York.
We all know it’s going to be an uphill battle for Pelosi to retain her role as House Speaker.
Not only has Pelosi faced severe criticism from Trump & House Republicans, but she has received fierce pushback from the far-left/progressive/socialist/Justice Democrat wing of her party.
Stuck between a rock and hard place, Pandering Pelosi will surely have to claw, weasel, and promise her way to become House Speaker again.
You heard it here first.
Nancy Pelosi is about to lose the Speaker’s gavel because of the success of Republican women House candidates on Election Day.
“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.”#EPAC is about to FIRE PELOSI.
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 5, 2020
Just a reminder Nancy can only lose a handful of Democrat votes to remain as Speaker. https://t.co/jZQ3PUzcJu
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 10, 2020
Nancy Pelosi will preside over one of the slimmest House majorities in decades, a fractured group that is still processing who’s to blame and how to move forward along with a Joe Biden administration and likely Republican Senate https://t.co/auior5YXp5
— POLITICO (@politico) November 11, 2020
It remains to be seen if Pelosi decides to court self-described Socialists to rake in enough votes.
The other lingering question to answer…..
Who would be House Speaker should Pelosi fail to appease them?
McCarthy? A progressive? A different moderate Democrat?
Grab your popcorn as this show continues to unfold!