The Republican Party has seen some massive wins in the 2020 congressional races.
Although the GOP didn’t regain control of the House of Representatives, each and every one of their incumbents won re-election; several Democrats lost their seats and of the Democrats to lose, the GOP members to replace them were each veterans, women, or minorities. This is something that newly-re-elected House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has lauded.
Right now, whether or not the Republican Party maintains control of the Senate depends on Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue holding onto their seats; however, as the Georgia run-offs play out, the GOP is looking at 2022 as the year of the red wave, per Washington Examiner.
The Blueprint for a 2022 GOP Red Wave
Republicans ultimately believe that they can expand on their current wins during the next congressional elections. In 2020, Republicans in the House were expected to lose multiple seats; however, the GOP defied expectations and the polls when they gained multiple seats and sent several Democrats packing.
Between now and 2022, the House GOP will be hard at work for the American people. According to Leader McCarthy, this hard work shall entail revitalizing small businesses, improving infrastructure, taking on COVID-19, providing police departments with the necessary equipment and so much more.
Republicans are always focused on putting the American people first — not politics.
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) November 18, 2020
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has largely credited President Trump for Republicans having so many congressional wins. Likewise, the GOP Leader remains confident that Republicans can win enough House seats in 2022 to secure majority control of the body.
Taking Back the House
Similarly to 2020, the 2022 goals for congressional Republicans will be taking back the House and holding onto majority control of the Senate.
However, due to recent gains this year, House Republicans will be in a much better position to re-capture the majority control. A Republican majority in the House would also pave the way for McCarthy to become the next Speaker of the House.
It’s an honor to lead the @HouseGOP as we head into the 117th Congress.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 17, 2020
The GOP certainly has a bit of time to go between now and 2022. With that in mind, Republicans appear ready to hit the ground running and accomplish both short-term and long-term goals for the nation.
Do you think 2022 will be the year of the red wave for congressional Republicans? Would you like to see Kevin McCarthy as the new Speaker of the House? Let us know what you think about all this in the comments section below!