Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, noted all House seats flipped by Republicans defeating Democrat incumbents were won by minority, women, and military veteran candidates, offering his remarks on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak.
“Every one of the seats we flipped so far has been a minority candidate, veteran and/or a female candidate,” Emmer said. “Pretty impressive.”
Democrats will have “the smallest majority” in the House of Representatives “since World War Two,” remarked Emmer.
Emmer observed the Democrat Party’s leftward shift over time.
“The idea that there’s a moderate left in the Democrat Party is laughable,” Emmer stated. “There are only ultra-liberals and socialists. [Nancy Pelosi’s] got her hands full with both in the next two years if it’s that close a majority.”
The Associated Press has thus far called 422 of the 435 House seats up for election, with Democrats winning 219 to Republicans’ 203.
……More aggressive and transparent leftism from the Democrat Party is a boon for Republicans’ political fortunes, estimated Emmer.
Emmer remarked, “We’re going to keep reminding voters how dangerous these Democrats’ socialist agenda is.” Democrats’ “defund the police” messaging “is going to kill them” politically, he added.
Below is a list of 2020 races in which Republicans defeated Democrat incumbents.
Republican Young Kim, a Navy veteran, defeated Rep. Gil Cisneros (D-CA) in California’s 39th congressional district.
Republican Michelle Steel unseated Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA) in California’s 48th Congressional District.
Carlos Gimenez (R), mayor of Miami-Dade, defeated Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
Republican Maria Elvira Salazar flipped Florida’s 27th Congressional District by defeating Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL).
Republican Ashley Hinson unseated Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) in Iowa’s 1st Congressional Sistrict.
Republican Michelle Fischbach, the former Minnesota lieutenant governor, won Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District after beating Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN).
Republican Yvette Herrell defeated Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) in the race for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District.
Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) conceded to Republican competitor Nicole Malliotakis in the race for New York’s 11th Congressional District.
Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK) was ousted by Republican Oklahoma State Sen. Stephanie Bice in the race for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District.
Republican Nancy Mace ousted Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.