File – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise speaks at his offices at the U.S. Capitol in 2015.Andrew Harnik / AP file
UPDATED 9:08 AM PT – Tuesday, May 4, 2021
According to House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), the special election in Texas confirms America is rejecting socialism. During an interview Monday, the representative said Americans are responding well to Republican congressional candidates.
This comes after residents of Texas’ Sixth District voted favorably for GOP candidate Susan Wright over the weekend to fill her late husband’s seat on the House. Additionally, Republicans flipped 10 House seats in 2020, in turn, shrinking Democrats’ control of the lower chamber.
“What I see across the country is dramatic enthusiasm for the Republican Party and a lot of really, really serious concern about the direction that the socialist Democrats are taking us,” stated the minority whip. “Whether it’s Nancy Pelosi’s agenda, now Biden has embraced that far-left Bernie Sanders agenda, people don’t want this to become a socialist nation.”
Scalise remains confident Republicans will ride this momentum into the 2022 midterm elections as they look to regain control of the House.