In a year when Democrats insisted that a "blue wave" was coming, not a single Republican House member lost their bid for reelection in 2020. Even better, Republicans flipped 4 seats in the liberal stronghold of California.
"The GOP has now won back four of the seven seats it forfeited in a 2018 rout." @dgvaladao defeats @TJCoxCongress #CA21@MikeGarcia2020 defeats @ChristyforCA25 #CA25@MichelleSteelCA defeats @HarleyRouda #CA39@YoungKimCA defeats @GilCisnerosCA #CA48 https://t.co/uLGevXiP1U— Austin Kruger (@AustinKruger) December 1, 2020
2020 has also been a historic year for GOP women in the House.
2020 was HISTORIC year for GOP women! pic.twitter.com/UyLWT0KGug— GOP (@GOP) November 29, 2020
Our party - and the American people - will benefit for years to come because of the strong Republican women who stepped forward to run. But we’re just getting started.https://t.co/kEcFTDx1Gh— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) November 25, 2020
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗪𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗡— NFRW (@NFRW) November 24, 2020
Democrat women such as Nancy Pelosi and AOC have received an unbalanced amount attention from the media. That will not be the case in 2021!https://t.co/o93Q6CfeGJ pic.twitter.com/1jKvMTkd9c
Yet another GOP woman, Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, officially won her race on Monday!
If you ever doubted that Every Vote Counts, look to #IA2 where Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks won by 6 votes!— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 1, 2020
Dr. @millermeeks will be an outstanding Member of Congress. https://t.co/52hVV5rgD7 pic.twitter.com/iK2ICfnS0r
It is the honor of a lifetime to be elected to serve the people of eastern and southern Iowa.— Dr. Miller-Meeks (@millermeeks) November 28, 2020
Iowans are tenacious, optimistic and hard working, and I will take those same attributes to Washington, D.C. #ia02 pic.twitter.com/WKkAuap5Qf
As a result of the gains made by the GOP in the House, Illinois Representative Cheri Bustos stepped down as the Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC):
In a leaked call with Bustos, Pelosi, and the House Democratic caucus, moderate members fumed over the party’s decision to embrace socialism and extreme calls to “Defund Police,” costing them seats once voters learned of their ultimate plans.
“No one should say ‘defund the police’ ever again,” said Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who narrowly pulled out a second term with a two-point win in the Richmond suburbs. “Nobody should be talking about socialism.”
Congratulations to all the new and returning Republican members of the House. We look forward to working with you!