(RepublicanReport.com) – Despite the fact that the 2020 presidential election’s winner has yet to be officially announced, Democrats have decided Joe Biden will be our new president-elect. Unsurprisingly, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is leading the fray.
Pelosi vs. McCarthy
During a statement she made last weekend, Pelosi claimed Biden’s perceived victory gave Democrats a “mandate for action.” She also referred to the majority her party currently enjoys in the House.
Unfortunately for Pelosi, not everyone agreed with her assertions. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) addressed her statement during his weekly news conference on Thursday, November 12. He strongly rejected the idea that the electorate had provided her party with the mandate she claims.
McCarthy pointed to the fact Republicans had narrowed the Democrats’ House majority in the election, also noting no Republican incumbent had lost a seat. He went on to defend President Trump’s right to challenge election results in contested states like Arizona.
McCarthy then turned Nancy Pelosi’s talk of a “mandate” around on her, stating Republican successes had given the government a “mandate against socialism [and] a mandate against defunding the police.”
Nancy Pelosi called the election results a "mandate," and in a way, she's right.
Not a single House Republican lost, so it's a mandate against socialism. pic.twitter.com/niniHU4Rmi
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 12, 2020
The Fight Against Socialism
These squabbles form part of broader policy rows that will persist for a long time to come. The Democrat party has leaned further and further to the left in recent years. Radical proposals like the Green New Deal have received broad support from party representatives, despite the fact they’re clearly unworkable.
Americans have shown their reluctance to embrace these ideas at the ballot box. They may enjoy growing support, but the resistance to them remains stronger.
Since her inception, our country’s ethos has been based on just rewards for hard work. Regardless of what Nancy Pelosi thinks, no mandate exists for the uprooting of those values.
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