Cheri Bustos Promises ‘Post Mortem’ After Losing House Democrat Seats

Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chair Cheri Bustos (D-IL) promised on Thursday to do a “post mortem” after House Democrats lost seats.

Bustos and House Democrats said they would do a “post mortem” of their campaign strategy after Democrats already lost more than six seats during the 2020 congressional elections.

The news arises as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) promised in August that she would increase her House majority by “double-digits.”

In contrast, House Republicans have expanded their numbers in Congress’ lower chamber.

Bustos blamed bad polling for Democrats’ losses in the House.

“Something went wrong,” Bustos said. “They all pointed to one political environment — but voters who turned out look a lot like 2016.”

She deflected blame, asserting they never said that Democrats would pick up between five and 15 seats.

“The press assured … you of five to 15 pickups, but we never named a number,” she said.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), who’s race is yet to be called, said that Democrats lost elections that they could have won. Spanberger blamed Democrats for discussing defunding the police and said they should never discuss socialism ever again.

Spanberger charged that Democrats would lose if they run the same strategy in the 2022 midterm elections.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) praised Republican victories in a press conference on Wednesday.

“Republicans defied the odds and grew our party last night. In districts all across the country, Americans rejected socialism and voted for freedom. Nancy Pelosi: you’ve been put on notice,” McCarthy wrote.

Republicans defeated Democrat incumbents across the country on Tuesday night.

Republican Nancy Mace ousted Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) in South Carolina’s first congressional district.

Iowa state representative Ashley Hinson defeated Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) in Iowa’s first congressional district.

“I am honored to be the Congresswoman-elect for Iowa’s first district! In Congress, I will always remember that the hard working taxpayers are the folks that elected me, and they are my bosses,” Hinson wrote on Wednesday.

Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.


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