Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy celebrated “the year of Republican women” Sabato, lauding the record number of women who flipped districts from blue to red on Nov. 3.
La presidente della Camera Nancy Pelosi, nel frattempo, ha respinto qualsiasi colpa rivolta a lei per i Democratici’ la maggioranza si restringe nella camera inferiore, dicendo venerdì: “Accetto il merito di aver vinto la maggioranza e di aver tenuto la Camera.”
McCarthy praised Rep.-elect Young Kim, who returned a traditionally red seat in Orange County, Calif., to the GOP, come “an amazing woman,” after her race was called by The Associated Press on Friday night.
Another Korean-American GOP candidate, Michelle Steele, also managed to flip an Orange County district.
“We won from Miami to Oklahoma City to New York to California. Not one Republican incumbent lost, so I don’t know what Nancy Pelosi was talking about because 12 Democrat incumbents lost … every single Democrat either lost to a woman, minority or veteran,” McCarthy said on “Volpe & Fine settimana degli amici.”
“This is the year of Republican women,” Egli ha detto. “Because more than 50% of this incoming freshman class is made up of women or minorities. We are stronger because of our diversity.”
Almeno 15 freshman Republican woman have won their House races with more yet to be called.
Flanked by Rep.-elect Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida, and Rep.-elect Stephanie Bice of Oklahoma, McCarthy said: “We’re going to have more women in the Republican Congress than in the history of Congress before, and it’s just only the beginning. We’re just getting started.”
Salazar, a former Spanish-language journalist, said she beat Democratic Donna Shalala due to fears surrounding one word: “Socialism.”