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Former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy thinks Republicans are going to win back control of the House of Representatives in the 2021 midterm elections.
During an interview on Fox News, Gowdy predicted that Joe Biden’s radical agenda will cost Democrats to lose the House next November.
“I mean, Joe Biden is doing what they tell you to do in politics, which is talk reasonably, but actually legislating govern as a progressive, but he talks reasonably,” Gowdy said.
“The net result is going to be, he may be fine in two years, but because of court-packing, and because of this social infrastructure, and because of other initiatives, H.R. 1, he’s going to lose the House,” he added.
Gowdy said: “So, congratulations, people really like you. But they don’t like the House and you’re going to lose the House and whatever you want to do, you’re not going to be able to do for the remainder of your time as president, that’s the tradeoff he has.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republicans are solely focused on reclaiming the majority in the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.
And take House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s gavel out of her hands.
Republicans need a net gain of 5 seats to regain the House majority in the midterms next November.
The GOP has another big advantage now: they are raking in historical amounts of money.
Republicans set a fundraising record for the third month in a row and now have $42.1 million in cash on hand with zero dollars in debt.
The National Republican Congressional Committee raised over $14 million in May as it builds resources toward next year’s elections.
The NRCC highlights that May was its third straight record-breaking fundraising month.
But the impressive $14 million haul included a transfer of $5 million from the Republican National Committee.
And the NRCC says it ended May with more than $42.1 million cash on hand – more than double the amount it had in its coffers at this point in the last election cycle – and zero debt.
“Americans are ready to do whatever is necessary to stop Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats’ socialist agenda. May’s record-breaking fundraising numbers are just the latest indication that House Republicans are primed to retake the majority,” NRCC Chairman Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota said.
For comparison, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported having $32 million cash on hand with no debt at the beginning of May.
House Republicans have history on their side as they aim to regain the chamber.
The party that controls the White House, which is currently the Democrats, on average loses roughly 25 House seats in the midterm elections.
And the once-in-a-decade redistricting process – pegged to the 2020 census – is expected to generally favor Republicans over Democrats.
Donald Trump recently said it would be an “interesting” idea for him to run for a Florida seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022.