House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is confident Democrats will keep the House of Representatives in the midterms, despite losing numerous members.
“In terms of the elections … I know we will win in the Congress,” Pelosi said while speaking Wednesday in East Hartford, Connecticut, about the Democrats’ chances in the midterms.
She added, “People say, ‘Well, in the off-year, it’s not the good year.’ But, I think any assumptions about politics are obsolete. We live in a whole new world of communication and the rest.”
Pelosi indicates she believes the Democrats who “survived [former President Donald] Trump being on the ballot with them will survive next year because Trump’s not on the ballot.”
Despite Pelosi’s hopes of keeping the House, Breitbart News has extensively reported on Pelosi’s majority crumbling. Eight members have already announced they are either retiring or seeking higher office.
The members who have announced not running for reelection are Reps. Filemon Vela (D-TX), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Ron Kind (D-WI).
Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Val Demings (D-FL), and Conor Lamb (D-PA) have announced their run for the U.S. Senate in their respective states, and Rep.Charlie Crist (D-FL) is running for governor.
There are rumors of Pelosi contemplating leaving elected office.
While members are leaving, the seats are available for Republicans to claim.
Additionally, a recent poll showed President Biden’s approval ratings have drastically dropped in seven vital congressional districts likely to define the House as Republicans are seeing strong candidates announce running in districts held by vulnerable Democrats.