(ThePatriotSource.com)- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said during a discussion with American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp on Saturday that he would “bet” his house on Republicans winning back the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms.
McCarthy made the prediction on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on the penultimate day of the flagship conservative conference.
“I would bet my house…my personal house…don’t tell my wife, but I would do it,” McCarthy said.
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McCarthy asked the audience whether they want to “retire Nancy Pelosi,” to which they responded with a huge round of applause.
“Do you want to end the socialism in this country? Win the House. This is the smallest majority the Democrats have had in 100 years. We could do it,” he added.
Despite losing the presidential election in November, Republicans made huge headway in the House of Representatives, flipping a dozen seats from Democrat to Republican and coming within reaching distance of retaking the House.
As it stands, Democrats have 221 seats in the House, and Republicans have 211. There are three vacancies in the House, following the deaths of Republican Representatives Luke Letlow and Ron Wright of Louisiana and Texas respectively, and Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond’s resignation from his Louisiana seat to serve in Biden’s administration.
With just a handful more seats, the Republicans could realistically take back the House in two years, and former President Donald Trump is gearing up to ensure that Republican House members are loyal to his America First agenda.
With some 80% of Republicans reportedly refusing to back GOP candidates in the upcoming midterms if they voted against former President Trump, according to a recent USA Today/Suffolk University poll, the House GOP could look very different in 2022.
A Republican victory would also stop Democrats from passing radical legislation in the final two years of the Biden-Harris administration, which may end up becoming the Harris administration if President Biden continues his cognitive decline.