Congresswoman-elect Yvette Herrell (R-NM) has much to celebrate. Not only did she triumph in her state’s 2nd congressional district race, she’ll also join 13 other Republican women to become the largest female share of the House of Representatives in history.
Herrell told Fox News she has House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to thank for flipping her district red. She said Pelosi must be “scratching her head” wondering why her party didn’t pick up seats in the House of Representatives, but she blames the Speaker and her party’s radical agenda.
The Congresswoman told the news outlet that Pelosi was “so off-base” in relation to what the rest of America cares about. “We’re very much a pro-life, pro-God, pro-business, pro-family district, and the values that Nancy brings to Washington are her own and they don’t mesh well with the values…throughout the country.”
Pelosi is a radical among radicals, supporting a massive government takeover of healthcare, granting citizenship to millions of illegal aliens, and an environmentally-conscious infrastructure overhaul (typically code for massive government regulation and spending) among other leftwing positions, the Associated Press reported. She was counting on a majority in both the House and Senate, but it looks as if Republicans will keep the Senate in addition to picking up seats in the House.
Even more problematic in the Democratic platform was their anti-police stance. Following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody in May — and the ensuing riots — political groups were calling to defund police. “Police are so important to our communities…especially in the rural parts of the nation,” Harrell said.
According to Forbes, at least 13 cities went through with plans to defund police, including places like New York City and Los Angeles. In Minneapolis, which was central to proliferation of the movement, the measure to defund police there cratered after predictably resulting in fewer police officers and higher crime.
The Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and his party were also against the fossil fuel industry and fracking, the innovative but controversial process to extract the resource from rock. The fossil fuel industry is important to the regions that do it and to America’s energy independence. “The oil and gas situation really got people out to the polls because that is such a huge part of New Mexico industries – that’s our largest industry,” Herrell said.
Joe Biden has vowed to ABOLISH American Oil and Natural Gas. Today I signed an order to strongly protect Pennsylvania’s energy & fracking industry. If Biden & Harris get in, they will terminate this order and implement the Green New Deal. Get out and VOTE! https://t.co/gsFSghkmdM pic.twitter.com/VJMr2IeIgo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2020
Despite the projected White House victory for Democrats, it’s increasingly apparent that those votes were against President Donald Trump and not for the kind of policies that Pelosi and her ilk support. “The people of America deserve to have their voices heard,” Herrell told Fox News. “We need to move far away from this radical left agenda and start doing the work of the people.”