The elections this week were amazing. Republicans won more races than anyone expected.
Now House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is predicting that the GOP could pick up as many as 60 House seats in the 2022 midterm elections.
That would be a red wave on par with the 2010 elections, so this is not impossible.
The Hill reports:
GOP leader says Republicans could flip 60 seats next year
Republicans took a victory lap Wednesday following Republican Glenn Youngkin’s stunning win in the Virginia governor’s race, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) predicting his party could flip more than 60 House seats in next year’s midterm elections.
“If you’re a Democrat and President Biden won your seat by 16 points, you’re in a competitive race next year. You are no longer safe,” McCarthy told reporters while flanked by his leadership team and Virginia Republicans.
“It’ll be more than 70 [Democratic seats] that will be competitive. There’s many that are going to lose their races based upon walking off a cliff from [Speaker] Nancy Pelosi [D-Calif.] pushing them,” he continued. “She may not care if she lose. She lost 63 the last time she was Speaker moving policy that the country didn’t care for…
Pelosi and the Democrats did lose 63 seats — and the House majority — in the Tea Party wave of 2010, the midterms that came two years after former President Obama won the White House.
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McCarthy said on Wednesday that the elections this week are proof that the American people don’t want what the Democrats are selling, and he’s right.
"Today is a wake-up call for Washington Democrats. To abandon the partisanship, the extremist agenda of Washington based programs that cost trillions of dollars and have programs that nobody even wants." – @GOPLeader pic.twitter.com/hMUwkpt2Bw
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) November 3, 2021
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says Republicans will soon release a "parents' bill of rights" focused on education across the country: "You have a right to know what's being taught in school. You have a right to participate." https://t.co/4cFovqDbt9 pic.twitter.com/EZP1fuumfd
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 3, 2021
If current trends continue, the 2022 midterms will be a red wave like the U.S. hasn’t seen in a decade.
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