House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is willing to bet his house on the Republican Party regaining control in the 2022 midterm elections.
“Not [just] a chance, we’re going to get the majority back,” Rep. McCarthy told American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp during a CPAC panel discussion Saturday, per The Hill. “We’re five seats away.”
“I would bet my house” on it, he added. “My personal house. Don’t tell my wife, but I would bet it.”
McCarthy pointed to the 2020 House GOP gains that polls unanimously claimed would never come, praising former President Donald Trump’s tireless work campaigning.
“All the polls said we would lose, but on election day the voters said, ‘no, there’s a new path,'” McCarthy said.
“They said we were going to lose 20 seats that night. No one said we would win seats. My dearest friend who is a hard-core Republican said the best we could do is lose 10.”
McCarthy added, this past election was the first time since 1994 no Republican incumbent lost and hailed Republicans dealing Democrats the slimmest majority they have held in 100 years.
“We beat 15 Democrats and you know who those Democrats lost to? Conservative women and conservative minorities, each and every one of them,” McCarthy said.
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