World Pelosi Mocks McCarthy for Offering to Bet Own Home on GOP Taking Back House: 'Doesn't Have Much to Give'
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"President Trump was, without question, a driving force in the catastrophic events that took place on January 6 by encouraging masses of rioters to incite violence on elected officials, staff members, and our representative democracy as a whole," Valadao tweeted after voting to impeach Trump.Representative David Valadao of California will face possible censure by delegates at the state's GOP convention this weekend, according to a report published Thursday by the Los Angeles Times.
Democratic Speakerof California on Saturday mocked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California for saying that he would bet his own house that will win control of the lower chamber next year.
In a Saturday CPAC panel with Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana and American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp, McCarthy said that he's so confident thatwill lose their majority in the House in 2022 that he would wager his own house on it.
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The former president will make his first major public appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, February 28.Trump will speak on Sunday afternoon, the final day of the conference, which will run from February 25 to February 28, the conference organizer confirmed to Newsweek on Saturday.
"We're going to get the majority back. We're five seats away," he said. "I would bet my house. My personal house. Don't tell my wife, but I will bet it. This is the smallest majority the Democrats have had in 100 years."
Pelosi responded within hours of McCarthy's CPAC appearance in a statement to Newsweek.
"No one should be surprised the Minority Leader is willing to wager his home. McCarthy doesn't have much to give after sacrificing his integrity trying to cancel $1400 survival checks for Americans trying to make ends meet during a deadly pandemic," said the statement emailed by Robyn Patterson, Pelosi's deputy communications director.
Newsweek reached out to McCarthy's office for comment.
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Trump closing out CPAC is already a signal of the significant role the GOP sees him continuing to play and voters seems to agree with the former president's expected message that he's still the man in charge.While it wasn't enough to win reelection in November, Trump received more votes than any Republican candidate in history, and if some Republicans are looking to move past the Trump-era, his supporters aren't. Nearly half of Republicans would follow the former president to a third party if he were to create one and he's still the front-runner for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
Republicans lost control of the House to Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. However, the GOP thwarted expectations in the 2020 election cycle by flipping several seats in the lower chamber when they were projected to lose more than a dozen.
McCarthy and Pelosi have traded jabs in recent weeks over President's $1.9 trillion stimulus package.
On Friday night, two hours before the House voted to pass the sprawling stimulus legislation, McCarthy criticized Democrats for pushing the relief bill, which he called the "Pelosi Payoff Bill."
"won't actually vote on this bill until 2 a.m. Saturday," McCarthy said. "Why? Because Democrats are so embarrassed by all the non-COVID waste in this bill that they are jamming it through in the dead of night."
Earlier this month, Pelosi mocked McCarthy for being cowardly in refusing to censure GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for her past support of the QAnon conspiracy theory.
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He was a one-term “loser.” He helped lose his party the White House, the Senate, and the House. He left office with a domestic body count in the hundreds of thousands, and an economy in the toilet. Just last month, he instigated a deadly riot on Capitol Hill that endangered the lives of senior members of his own party, as he sat back and smirked from the comfort and safety of the West Wing. And his administration ended in such a historically disastrous state of his own making that fellow leaders in the Republican Party were directly blaming him for the deaths and anti-democratic mob violence, and some of his former senior advisers were openly accusing him of attempting to stage a c
"After several conversations and literally running away from reporters, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) made clear that he is refusing to take action against conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene," said a statement issued by Pelosi's office on February 3.
"As a result, the House will continue with a vote to strip Greene of her seat on the esteemed House Committee on Education & Labor and House Committee on Budget. McCarthy's failure to lead his party effectively hands the keys over to Greene—an anti-Semite, QAnon adherent and 9/11 Truther."
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