Saturday, November 7, 2020

Pelosi Downplays Democratic Losses Amid Push To Replace Her; Republicans score unexpected gains in Congress, and related stories

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Pelosi downplays Democratic losses amid push to replace her:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried Thursday to spin her way out of election losses that have some Democrats mulling a move to replace her with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, according to a report.
During a private conference call with House Democrats, Pelosi (D-California) downplayed the fact that Republicans ate into their majority by flipping a net five seats, CNN said.
Instead, Pelosi reportedly called Election Day a “big win” because she expects Joe Biden to defeat President Trump and Democrats to gain at least one seat in the Senate.
“We did not win every battle, but we won the war,” Pelosi claimed, an unidentified Democrat who took part in the call told CNN. --->READ MORE HERE
Republicans score unexpected gains in Congress, while Democrats stay in control:
Democrats appeared likely on Wednesday to retain control of the House of Representatives — despite unexpected gains by Republicans who flipped seven seats and increased the diversity of their ranks.
Unofficial projections put the GOP far short of the 21 seats it needs to shift the balance of power, with Republicans amassing a net gain of just five and only 12 key races still undecided.
Those contests included three in New York, where Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island, Brooklyn) claimed victory Tuesday night over freshman Democratic Rep. Max Rose, who’s refused to concede.
But the GOP’s successes shocked Democratic lawmakers, with one anonymously telling CNN: “If we don’t get our act together, we’re going to get creamed in 2022.” --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

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