The losses suffered by the Democrats in the elections so far indicate that the speaker of the U.S. House could lose the office for the next presidential term.
This was noted by the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), calculating that the progress made by the Republicans strengthens their position, and if they are joined by the 10 Democrats who voted against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the last time, she would lose her place.
“We are close enough now that we can control the floor, with a few Democrats joining with us. Remember what America just said. They rejected socialism. We won from Miami to New York to Minnesota to California,” McCarthy told anchor Maria Martiromo, according to her Nov. 8 tweet.
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) November 8, 2020
McCarthy also emphasized the fact that the Democratic Party has changed a lot since Pelosi was elected in 2018.
He added, “They’re yelling at each other whether they should be called socialists or not. They are not the same party as in 2018.”
He also alluded to the fact that House Democrats don’t get along with each other or with Pelosi.
“She’s got internal fights because she promised them that she would win enough seats that they would keep the majority this time and next time,” he said, which was not the case until now.
Pelosi feels disadvantaged because she asked for help in a letter to her fellow Democrats to get her re-elected, and in return she would push for strong leftist reforms, Breitbart said.
Despite her efforts to get re-elected, Pelosi faces the risk that her colleagues may even decide to vote for someone else to take her place.
In this case, her replacement could be Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).
One of the Democrats interested in the replacement said of Jeffries, “He’s the only one prepared and positioned” to become a spokesman, according to The Hill.
“He bridges moderates and progressives better than anyone. And most importantly, he’s not Nancy Pelosi,” he added.
The results Democrats hoped for in this election failed, and this was alluded to by another senior Democratic aide.
“Pelosi needed to hammer Trump but instead she chose to let him slide. Last night should have been a bloodbath for Republicans,” The Hill quoted.
One of the accounts of the campaign of President Donald Trump expressed satisfaction with the results obtained.
“What Goes Around Comes Around! BREAKING NEWS: Kevin McCarthy says Nancy Pelosi does not have the votes to remain as speaker! HIP HIP HOORAY!”
What Goes Around Comes Around!
BREAKING NEWS: Kevin McCarthy says Nancy Pelosi does not have the votes to remain as speaker!
HIP HIP HOORAY! pic.twitter.com/qOgin3o19w
— Trump Silent Majority! 🇺🇸 🏁 (@realTrumpForce) November 10, 2020