House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that her party has a “mandate” to move forward with a progressive agenda even though they lost at least eight seats and will have a much slimmer majority in the 2021-2022 term.
“Did you know that House Democrats got nearly 2 million more votes than Donald Trump?” Pelosi asked. “I say that because everybody said well– but everybody turned out and it was a great victory, a mandate.”
In August, Pelosi predicted “double-digit” gains in the House for Democrats, but after the election, she claimed that they had a harder time than in 2018 because Trump was on the ballot.
GOP women and minorities made most of the gains in 2020, and it would not be surprising if Republicans flipped the House in 2022.
Even CNN said it was not a good election for Democrats, even though Biden is the likely winner of the presidential contest.
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