What was once a strong hold on the House by Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) is all but over thanks to a series of big wins for the GOP in hotly contested House races across the country. Now, one of those newly elected Republicans is speaking out about the victory.
In a recent interview with Breitbart, Congresswoman-elect Yvette Herrell, a Republican who beat out Democrat Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in Minnesota last week, said Election Day left Pelosi’s majority in the House “in shambles.”
Now, Herrell says, she’s just happy to there to watch Pelosi’s tower fall.
Holding onto “her people”
The comments from Herrell came during an appearance by the soon-to-be congresswoman on Breitbart News Tonight. There, Herrell didn’t mince words when she described how she feels House Democrats are faring after their “blue wave” never quite came to fruition.
“The majority for Speaker Pelosi has really gotten in shambles here,” Herrell told Breitbart, “and it’s going to be a lot more difficult for her to be able to hold onto her people.”
She went on: “And I’m just excited to be a part of that.”
“It completely backfired”
The results of the 2020 elections are still up in the air in many states, but “Republicans have ousted at least eight Democratic incumbents” in the House so far, The Hill reported Wednesday. It’s a big win for the GOP that is likely to leave Democrats with what ABC News described as “the slimmest House majority in 20 years.”
“It’s a beautiful thing,” Herrell told Breitbart, “because you’re right, [Pelosi’s] going to have such a slim margin, and I know that her members are very angry right now.” Herrell said Democrats “all felt that they were going to be protected, they were going to increase their numbers.”
“It completely backfired,” she contended, according to Breitbart.
“A beautiful surprise”
Of course, that’s not the only bad news for Pelosi going into the new congressional term. She also has to come to terms with the fact that her caucus is deeply divided, with moderates and progressives both frustrated and pointing fingers about Dems’ recent losses.
Going into the new Congress, Herrell expects much of that infighting to continue.
“I just don’t think they’re going to be sold out for Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco policies, and I think she’s going to have a hard time keeping all of her members in lockstep with her, and especially these progressive agenda items they’re trying to push through,” Herrell said this week, according to Breitbart. “I don’t think she’ll have that support automatically built-in, and that’s what just a beautiful surprise that was for everyone.”