Pelosi: Republicans Have No Chance of Winning Back the House
'In terms of the elections … I know we will win in the Congress'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is confident Democrats will keep the House of Representatives in the midterms, despite losing numerous vulnerable members to retirements.
While speaking in East Hartford, Connecticut, Pelosi said:
“In terms of the elections … I know we will win in the Congress."
“People say, ‘Well, in the off-year, it’s not the good year.’"
"But, I think any assumptions about politics are obsolete."
"We live in a whole new world of communication and the rest.”
Pelosi said Democrats who “survived [former President Donald] Trump being on the ballot with them will survive next year because Trump’s not on the ballot.”
Despite Pelosi's confidence in keeping the House, the majority is falling apart.
Eight members have already announced their retirement or seeking higher office.
The vulnerable members who announced they were not seeking reelection are:
Reps. Filemon Vela (D-TX)
Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)
Cheri Bustos (D-IL)
Ron Kind (D-WI):
Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
Val Demings (D-FL)
Conor Lamb (D-PA)
Meanwhile, rumors have been swirling that Pelosi has been thinking about leaving elected office.
But as Joe Biden's popularity continues to plummet among voters with the Afghanistan crisis, inflation, and the border crisis, the House GOP has been vastly outraising Democrats.
According to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), it outraised the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) by $4 million in May. The NRCC now also has a $6.1 million cash advantage.
More recently, Biden's approval rating has continued to plummet to record lows, crashing to just 39%, the latest polling data has revealed.
According to a new Economist/YouGov survey published Wednesday, Biden has now reached his lowest approval level since he was sworn into office.
While only 39 percent of voters approve of Biden’s job performance, a staggering 49 percent disapprove.