Despite the ongoing chaos in the 2020 presidential election, House Republicans made some pretty significant gains.
Prior to November 3, all the polls asserted that GOP House members would lose multiple seats; the polls also predicted a significant expansion of Democrats’ majority in the lower congressional body.
Of course, now more than two weeks later, Americans know that precisely the opposite happened. While House Republicans did not completely eliminate the Democrats’ majority, they significantly weakened it.
Furthermore, every single GOP incumbent in the House kept their seat, while multiple Democrats lost theirs. Every Democrat to lose a House race this month also lost at the hands of a Republican veteran, woman, or minority.
In light of these details, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) has officially won re-election for his current position, confirms Washington Examiner.
A Closer Look at McCarthy’s Re-election
The re-election of McCarthy happened yesterday during a closed-door gathering with House Republicans. The House Minority Leader’s win comes on the heels of not only major GOP congressional wins, but also due to his performance in this position.
McCarthy’s re-election gets him another two years as House Minority Leader; since the inception of his service in this role, McCarthy has remained committed to strengthening the GOP and working on behalf of the American people; at this time, House Republicans have put out plans for rebuilding the economy and bettering the situations of the people.
How it started. How it's going. pic.twitter.com/9HXsbA50xm
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 16, 2020
Just last week, the Republican Leader stated that GOP members — with the help of some moderate Democrats in the House — will be able to keep getting things done; he also maintains that Nancy Pelosi does not have the required votes to serve another term as House Speaker.
Since the first term of Trump’s presidency, McCarthy stood beside the commander-in-chief as a staunch ally. President Trump himself has also spoken fondly of McCarthy, stating that the California Republican will one day become the House Speaker.
Staying Informed and Up-to-Date
Americans who are interested in learning more about the newly-re-elected House Minority Leader can tune into McCarthy’s press conferences.
Q: "If you could characterize how you think the Party may look different moving beyond President Trump?"
Rep. Kevin McCarthy: "You're assuming President Trump is moving on." pic.twitter.com/iWNCXmfT8K
— The Hill (@thehill) November 18, 2020
While speaking with reporters, McCarthy typically gives updates about the current work and progress of House Republicans; he also answers questions from the press which can vary in nature depending on the day.
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