GOP Adds 10 Women to Their House Caucus – Wins Four New Seats
Although Democrats will continue to hold their House majority in the next session of Congress, four additional seats will be occupied by Republicans. And GOP leaders are happy to announce the addition of ten new women to their ranks.
The Washington Examiner reports that, come January, there will be at least 23 Republican women serving in the House of Representatives.
The incoming women include:
Kat Cammack in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District
Mary Miller in Illinois’s 15th Congressional District
Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District
Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida’s 27th Congressional District
Nancy Mace of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District
Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia’s 14th Congressional District
Lauren Boebert of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District
Stephanie Bice of Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District
Yvette Herrell of New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District
Michelle Fischbach of New Mexico’s 7th Congressional District
Lisa McClain of Mississippi’s 10th Congressional District
Ashley Hinson of Iowa’s 1st Congressional District.
The article notes that as of Wednesday at 2 pm, “six Democratic incumbents lost their bids for another term.”
Although the net addition of four Republican representatives and ten new women may not sound like much, it has apparently ruffled feathers inside of the Democratic caucus. Many in the group had hoped to add to their majority. And according to Politico, some have “questioned the tactics at the top, with several Democrats demanding an overhaul within the DCCC.”
“I think there’s still a lot of uncertainty. I would say the high expectations that a number of pollsters and pundits created obviously have not been met,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) told Politico on Wednesday. “We’ll have a Democratic majority in the House, and it remains to be seen how big that will be.”
Another lawmaker, who wished to remain anonymous, called the situation “a dumpster fire.”
Politico’s Melanie Zanona wrote that she had interviewed a dozen lawmakers and aides. She was surprised to find that none of them had called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ouster. However, she indicated that “several of them privately speculated that what was just days ago expected to be a glide path to the speakership will be more difficult as Democrats lose seats in the House.”
I suppose we should be careful of what we ask for. Would an AOC or a Rashida Tlaib be any better than Pelosi?
As of Wednesday morning, Zanona noted that “House Democrats had only flipped two seats, and those were guaranteed pickups created by court-ordered redistricting in North Carolina. They had not ousted a single GOP incumbent or won a single open-seat contest as of Wednesday morning. Instead, they suffered a string of demoralizing losses.”
God knows we’re sorry, Dems.