After taking control of the Presidency, the Senate, and the House of Representatives after the 2020 election, Democrats did lose a number of House seats across the United States that were considered upsets. This included losing House seats in both California and Florida. With Republicans gearing up to gain significant ground in the upcoming 2022 midterm election, Florida lawmakers are championing the ideas of why the upcoming election cycle could see House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) voted out of office.
In a recent controversial remark, House Speaker Pelosi argued that it’s her “right as speaker” to be able to seat or unseat any member of Congress regardless of whether or not the election is certified.
Pelosi's statement comes in response to her ongoing effort by to overturn the congressional election in Iowa's 2nd district, where the Republican member of the House has already been seated in the House.
This has drawn a number of complaints from GOP members of the House.
“She’s mentally unstable,” stated Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) in a text to The Floridian. Rep. Sabatini is also currently running for the U.S. Congress in Central Florida.
"Pelosi never ceases to prove that it’s 5 o’clock somewhere," added Rep. Brian Mast, who texted in response to Freshman Rep. Byron Donalds (R) comment on Twitter about Speaker Pelosi's remark.
On Twitter, the lawmaker shared a video of House Speaker Pelosi making the remarks, and he commented that “in 2022, the American people have the right to unseat you as Speaker by giving the GOP the majority.”
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) March 26, 2021
The upcoming election cycle will prove to be a spectacle for both Republicans and Democrats as President Donald Trump (R) has confirmed he will be campaigning on behalf of candidates that support his “America First” policy. This means that some GOP lawmakers will be “primaried,” so the effect that that will have on the election results is yet to be decided.