Appearing on “Sunday Morning Future” GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy predicted Nancy Pelosi would not get the votes needed for her to keep her House Speaker position.
McCarthy touted positive results in House races for Republicans and blasted pollsters who got it wrong.
“They said in the House, Republicans would lose 15-20 seats, every pollster said that…They also said we would lose the Senate and legislatures as well. What happened?” McCarthy asked rhetorically.”
“We didn’t lose one incumbent,” McCarthy said “We won every seat except one open. We won 28 of the 29 most competitive seats …. We didn’t lose the Senate. We didn’t lose one control of any legislature. Actually, Republicans gained three new legislatures and we’ve had the most competitive presidential race in our modern history.”
McCarthy then went on to Predict that Pelosi would not have the votes to retain her role as Speaker.
“To become Speaker you have to have 218 votes on the floor,” McCarthy said “When Pelosi went up for that vote two years ago, there were 15 Democrats who voted against her. Ten of those Democrats will be coming to Congress. Those 10 vote against her again, she will not be Speaker of the House. We are close enough now that we can control the floor with a few Democrats joining with us.”
“I think it’s better for America the sooner a Republican becomes Speaker,” he added.
Pelosi has formally requested to be Speaker of the House again.
She has sent the following letter to re-elected colleagues.