McCarthy Says Voters Can ‘Fire’ Pelosi in Midterms, Unveils List of Priorities for GOP


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bad week is only getting worse by the day.

Pelosi is embroiled in the controversy surrounding lawmakers and shady trades. She was also mocked on social media for handing out masks to members of Congress that had “made in China” on them.

GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy is telling voters that in November, they can “retire” Pelosi once and for all.

McCarthy spoke on Fox News about November’s midterm elections and the state of the country under Joe Biden in the White House and Democrats controlling both chambers of Congress.

The California Republican said the best thing voters can do is “fire” Pelosi and give Republicans back control of the House.

“This is the problem. One-party rule in one year. But the good news is, in less than one year we can fix this country if we fire Nancy Pelosi. That is why need everybody to go to Join the fight. It’s not just Republicans, Democrats, independents. If you care about this country, if you want to change the course of history, we can do it and we can make it happen,” he added.

Watch the full segment below:


Democrats are facing serious headwinds going into next year.

Republicans need a net gain of 5 seats to regain the House majority in the midterms next November.

A new survey by the National Republican Congressional Committed shows Democrats in big trouble months out from the midterm elections.

The latest NRCC survey of 77 battleground congressional districts around the country found that Democrats are being held responsible by voters for a myriad of problems and issues, including record inflation, sky-high oil and gas prices, and a spend-happy Congress and White House.

The NRCC’s battleground survey covered the 77 battleground congressional districts that could determine control of Congress after redistricting. The committee surveyed these districts because they are currently held by the most ‘at-risk’ Democrats, whose districts President Joe Biden won by only five and a half points or less.

Here are some additional findings from the survey:

— Republicans top Democrats on a generic ballot by 4 points; the NRCC noted again that Biden won these districts by 5 points in the 2020 election;


— Since February 2021, Republicans have improved by 7 points in the survey;

— Three-quarters of swing voters said they see Dems as being “out of touch” on the issues and “condescending” towards average Americans;

— The top concerns among voters in these districts — and around the country, according to previous, separate surveys — are the rising cost of living, jobs, and the economy overall, in which Republicans get better marks than Democrats;

— A large plurality — 46 percent — of respondents indicated they are most concerned with economic issues, while 26 percent said that the cost of living and inflation should be priorities of the Biden White House and the Dem-controlled Congress, and 15 percent are most concerned about jobs and the economy;


— The GOP holds a 24-point lead over Dems on the generic ballot, with respondents most concerned about the rising cost of living, and a 20-point advantage with those who are most concerned about jobs and the economy;

— Fully 52 percent lay the blame on the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats over the party’s unwillingness to allow more domestic oil production, which they say is mostly what has caused gas prices to rise to new highs;

— Just 31 percent of respondents blamed Russia for the spiking oil prices following its invasion of Ukraine;

— More than two-thirds, or 66 percent, say that spending by Democrats in Congress is out of control;

— Fifty-six percent said that high gas prices are hurting their families most, while 41 percent said that high food prices sting more.

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