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House GOP leader trolls Democrats over reduced majority

House GOP leader trolls Democrats over reduced majority
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyMcCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' Sunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues MORE (R-Calif.) trolled his Democratic colleagues on Twitter Tuesday over losses dealt to the party in the chamber in the November elections.

“Here's a group photo of me with all the House Republicans who lost races this year,” he wrote in a tweet on Tuesday that also featured a photo of him smiling alone.

The tweet was a response to another posted by Politico journalist John Bresnahan that included a picture of House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerHouse set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package Key Democrat unveils plan to restore limited earmarks Overnight Defense: Biden sends message with Syria airstrike | US intel points to Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi killing | Pentagon launches civilian-led sexual assault commission MORE (D-Md.) standing with some of the Democrats who lost their races last month.

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“Do not lose heart,” the Democratic House leader reportedly said.

While Democrats, who currently lead the House, will maintain their majority in the lower chamber after last month’s election, more than a handful of them lost their races to Republicans last month.

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According to USA Today, Republicans picked up at least 10 seats in last month’s elections that were held by Democratic incumbents. The new victories have been touted by Republicans in a month where their party lost the White House.

Despite President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE's failed bid for reelection last month, some GOP leaders have expressed optimism after the recent wins about the party's chances when the midterm elections roll around two years from now.

The news comes as both parties have set their sights on rooting for their respective candidates in the pivotal Senate runoff races in Georgia next month. The winners of both races will determine which party will control the upper chamber for the next session.