According to Congresswoman-elect Lisa McClain from Michigan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats need to do a whole lot of soul searching about the future direction of the party after the election didn’t turn out as well as they had hoped.
“I think Nancy Pelosi is going to do what Nancy Pelosi wants,” McClain said to the hosts of “Fox & Friends.”
“I think Nancy Pelosi is a very strong leader and has her agendas and one of the most important things I think you need to be able to do as a leader is pause, take a step back, self-reflect that this isn’t about you, this is about your constituents,” McClain added.
With Republicans adding House seats in the 2020 election, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told “Sunday Morning Futures” that it would only take 10 Democrats to block Nancy Pelosi from being reelected as House speaker.
McCarthy made the comments after his party flipped at least seven seats from blue to red and an eighth seat in Michigan that was most recently occupied by a Libertarian.
Pelosi has announced her bid for reelection as speaker, but McCarthy said that is not a sure thing with the slimmer Democratic majority.
“To become speaker, you have to have 218 votes on the floor,” McCarthy went on to explain. “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 continued.
Pelosi went on to defend the lackluster results of the House and Senate races across the country, saying that Democrats “lost some battles, but we won the war.”
The “war” referred to here is the race for the White House. Over the weekend, several of the mainstream media outlets called the election for Joe Biden, though there are still lawsuits and recounts pending.
McClain noted that the results of this election represent a total rejection of the radical left-wing agenda pushed by modern Democrats, and that if they want folks to be more supportive of their party, they need to pull themselves back from being so radical and stick to the middle.
“If they are good politicians, which I believe they are, they’re going to [say] maybe we need to get back to the middle a little bit if we want to get anything done because, clearly, America has spoken on their radical agenda,” the congresswoman-elect said.