NRCC Chair Tom Emmer: ‘We’re Going to Retire Nancy Pelosi Once and for All’ in the Midterms
Voters will hold Democrats accountable in the midterms and “retire [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi once and for all” to “stop this socialist lurch to the left,” National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman Rep. Tom Emmer (MN) declared on Breitbart News Saturday.
Host Matthew Boyle, Breitbart News’s Washington Political Editor, asked Emmer to talk about how voters will be able to “course correct” in the midterm elections. Boyle said House Republicans are five seats away from the majority and Senate Republicans are one seat away from the majority, and asked Emmer to lay out the path Republicans are taking to regain the House.
Emmer said Republicans “should find a candidate or candidates, they should share their treasure by supporting them financially, they should share their talents by offering to volunteer in a campaign, because look, the world is run by those who show up and those who show up and do the work, they own our freedom, and there’s never been a time like right now, Matt, to get involved and take a position.”
“If you sit back and be quiet, you’re not gonna be happy with what these socialist Democrats are gonna do to our country, cause this is no longer a choice between a degree of freedom — the right of someone to self-determine versus the size and scope of government — this is literally a choice between two fundamental different views of the United States of America. On one side, the socialists, they wanna make all the decisions for you. On the other side, we still believe in free markets and the right of people to achieve their American dream on [sic] by hard work and playing by the rules,” he said.
Out of the “152 million votes that proximally cast across this country,” Republicans were so close to taking the majority last cycle in 2020 that less than 32 thousand votes decided the majority, Emmer said. Going into the next election, he said, “People need to know that history is on our side.” The NRCC chair also explained the minority party in the midterms “typically picks up on average 27 seats.”
However, Emmer explained the Republicans are not going to rely on history, but make their own history. “We do have an advantage when it comes to redistricting because of the Republican victories and state Houses all across the country, but we’re taking nothing for granted, all you need to do is look at how House Democrats acted [in the] last cycle when they were so cocky about the fact that they were gonna win this thing and expand their majority by 15 to 24 seats, and obviously, they didn’t.”
When asked about who the NRCC’s top targets are across the country, Emmer said 3 Democrats, scandal-ridden Reps. Ron Kind (WI) and Tom Malinowski (NJ), in addition to the lone Iowa Democrat Rep. Cindy Axne, are “not coming back.”
“Ron Kind in Wisconsin’s third district. He’s on the western border. Wisconsin borders up against Minnesota. I’m very familiar with him. He’s been renting a building he owns to a seedy massage parlor that’s been caught advertising on known human trafficking websites.” Emmer said. “Instead of apologizing when I came up, he doubled down. His Republican opponent Derrick Van Orden has raised nearly twice as much as he did last quarter, and I’m telling you if he chooses to run for re-election, he’s not coming back.”
“Tom Malinowski, he’s been caught twice for failing to properly disclose shady stock transactions that actually allowed him to profit off the pandemic. A classic socialist Democrat that likes to talk out of both sides of his mouth. On the one side, it’s all about being righteous and holier than thou. On the other side, and he’s playing the margins for his own benefit, he barely sneaked by last cycle, winning by one percent. That’s not gonna be the case this time. He’s not coming back,” he explained about Malinowski.
Regarding Axne, Emmer explained, “All I can say about her is every week there’s another gaffe from Cindy Axne. She’s a bad fit for the district, and we’re gonna make sure that Iowans know the damaging economic policies she supports are hurting.”
Emmer said there are 58 districts total the NRCC has been targeting. In November 2022, Emmer said the Republicans would take back the house, and they’re “gonna retire Nancy Pelosi once and for all. Time for her to leave.”
Additionally, Boyle and Emmer walked through recent battleground polling that came out of the NRCC this past week and identified the key issues Democrats, including the vulnerable ones, will face during the upcoming election. The poll showed voters are worried about rising inflation, with 70 percent of voters concerned about rising prices and higher cost of living while the majority of voters also disapprove of President Biden.