House GOP leader trolls Democrats over reduced majority
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (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 Hoyer (D-Md.) standing with some of the Democrats who lost their races last month.
“Do not lose heart,” the Democratic House leader reportedly said.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 9, 2020
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.
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 Trump’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.