- As states across the country continue to count votes in a tough fight for control of the House of Representatives, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats “have not given up.”
- “Who would have thought two months ago that this ‘red wave’ would turn into a little, little trickle,” Pelosi told CNN on Sunday.
As states across the country continue to count votes in a tough fight for control of the House of Representatives, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats “have not given up.”
“Whatever the outcome, we are well on our way to taking our country to a better place that was being dragged the other way,” she told ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.
NBC estimates that once all non-essential races are decided, Republicans could win 219 seats in the House—barely more than the 218 needed to take a majority—while Democrats could win 216. The projection has a margin of error of plus-or-minus four seats.
Democrats held their razor-thin majority in the US Senate, NBC News estimated Saturday, stoking a full-bore attempt by Republicans to take advantage of economic instability and public discontent in control of the upper house of Congress.
Republicans expected, and many had openly speculated, a “red wave” would wash Democrats out of their majority in both branches of the legislature.
“Who would have thought two months ago that this ‘red wave’ would turn into a small, little trickle, if at all,” Pelosi, a Democrat second in the line of presidential succession, told CNN’s “State of The Union”. ” sunday.
Pelosi said she was also told that midterm voters were affected by the Republican Party’s response to the violent attack on her husband Paul Pelosi last month.
Federal prosecutors revealed in a criminal complaint that a California man, David DePep, broke into the couple’s San Francisco home, wielded a hammer and was ready to kidnap Nancy Pelosi and break her knee.
Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, D.C. at the time of the break-in, but her husband Paul, 82, suffered a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands.
While many members of Congress were quick to express their support and well wishes to the couple, many Republicans shared misinformation and conspiracy theories about the attack. In a since-deleted tweet, Representative Clay Higgins (R-La.), who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee, suggested the attacker was a “nudist hippie male prostitute.”
Pelosi told ABC that her husband was “improving” and having “one better day after another,” but told CNN that the trauma of the attack was “intensified” by the Republican’s “ridiculous, abusive attitude.”
“It wasn’t just the attack, it was the Republican response, which was shameful,” she told CNN.
DiPap, 42, was charged with federal crimes of attempted kidnapping of a federal officer and assaulting an immediate member of a United States officer’s family with intent to retaliate against the officer. He has pleaded not guilty.
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