House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ended speculation that her far-left agenda caused Democrats to suffer shocking losses in the 2020 election by rejecting the claims and instead, declaring victory for retaining control of the House.
After multiple Democrat representatives lost their seats and many more only narrowly kept theirs, Pelosi was attacked by some of her more moderate colleagues for capitulating to the “defund the police” movement and not pushing back against socialism.
Democrats expected a blue wave to sweep the nation, further securing their legislative power, but the results of the election were far from a victory for House Democrats. The GOP added over a dozen pro-life women to the House and Democrats lost at least six seats overall.
Pelosi refused to acknowledge the trend, however, telling Capitol Hill reporters that “I accept credit for winning the majority and holding the House,” and rejected accusations that her leadership caused the margins of the Democrat majority to shrink.
“We lost a few seats,” Pelosi admitted. “But, as I said, we won those seats in Trump districts, he wasn’t on the ballot, he is now. I do believe with Biden in the White House and a Democratic Congress and hopefully a Democratic Senate, we’ll see in January, we’ll be able to do great things for the American people.”
“As I said, we’ve lost some battles, but we won the war,” she continued. “We have the gavel. We have the gavel.” Pelosi promised before the election that Democrats would increase their majority by “double-digits” — which she clearly failed to do.
Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) made headlines last week when she told Democrat leadership that the party’s failure to increase their majority was a result of far-left tactics that American voters want no part of.
“No one should say ‘defund the police’ ever again,” Spanberger declared “Nobody should be talking about socialism,” adding that if Democrats try the tactic again, “we will get f—— torn apart.”
Pelosi appears unbothered by the tenuous grasp Democrats now have of the House and the growing concerns of moderate Democrats, declaring that a Biden presidency will provide her with all the leverage she needs to accomplish her goals.
“We had a very big win in the last election, it is smaller now,” she said. “We still have the power of the majority, but on top of that our leverage and our power is greatly enhanced by having a Democratic president in the White House.”