For at least the next two years, Americans will have to live with Democrats controlling both congressional chambers. Although the Democrat majorities in the House and Senate are slim, the left still has more power than they would if Republicans controlled even just one body.
The Democrat majority is putting leftist leaders under a microscope. Due to the outcome of the Georgia runoffs, Chuck Schumer is now the Senate Majority Leader, while Mitch McConnell is the new Senate Minority Leader. Likewise, Democrats’ narrowly-maintained majority in the House leaves Nancy Pelosi as the House Speaker.
The Republican Party and its members regularly criticize Pelosi due to her politics and leadership manners. This Sunday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned that Pelosi is the most dangerous individual to occupy her present position.
Gingrich on the danger of Speaker Pelosi
During an interview with Life, Liberty & Levin host Mark Levin, Gingrich did not hold back. The former House Speaker stated that the current occupant of this position “lives in an enclave” and isn’t above abusing political power.
While speaking with Levin, Gingrich also linked Pelosi’s political family ties to his views of her. The former House Speaker noted that Pelosi’s extensive connections to politics have led to the House Speaker behaving like a “genuine machine politician” without care about trampling over other people.
Gingrich then pushed back on a recent assertion from Pelosi regarding the second impeachment of President Trump. During a press conference last week, the House Speaker professed that proceeding with impeachment yields national unity; Gingrich, however, criticized this stance.
Per the former House Speaker, Pelosi’s position on impeachment carries quite a bit of “gall”; Gingrich also noted that Pelosi doesn’t care much to answer “tough questions” from reporters.
Taking back the House of Representatives
During the 2020 congressional races, Republicans came very close to taking back the House of Representatives. House GOP members retained and won way more seats than expected; at this time, Republicans only need five more seats to regain the majority in the House.
As such, the Republican Party is eagerly looking forward to 2022. If Republicans regain the majority in the House of Representatives, Pelosi will no longer remain House Speaker.
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