Could Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi be removed from office in the 2020 election? According to Republicans, that has just become a real possibility.
The 2020 election will play a huge role in whether Pelosi remains in power, and President Donald Trump likely loves what just happened in two important races this week.
Before the crucial congressional victory for Republicans in North Carolina on Tuesday in the special elections, Trump said that it represented “the first steps to firing Speaker Pelosi and winning back the House in 2020.”
Democrats were holding out hope that they could pull a fast one — but Dan Bishop won the special election for the Ninth Congressional district and Republican Greg Murphy was declared the victor in the 3rd District in the state.
Trump fought hard for Bishop given the 9th District was much closer than the other.
“Tomorrow, we take the first steps to firing Speaker Pelosi and winning back the House in 2020,” Trump said. “We need everybody to get your friends, get your family, and get your neighbors and get out and vote for Dan Bishop.”
Trump touted Bishop as an ally in Congress, warning that a vote for the “other Dan,” Dan McCready, was a vote for “open borders, sanctuary counties, and to take away gun rights.”
“Our great Republican candidate Dan Bishop will fight with everything he has to stop sanctuary cities and defend the people of this great state,” Trump said.
North Carolina officials voided the 2018 midterm election of Republican candidate Mark Harris after allegations that he took part in illegally handling ballots.
Harris had won by 905 votes, but the North Carolina state election board refused to certify the election results.
After a new election was announced, Harris dropped out of the race and Republican candidate Bishop ran instead.
Former Vice President Mike Pence and Trump campaigned for Bishop over the weekend — and it clearly made a huge difference.
“He’s the right man, he’s the right Dan, he’s a principled conservative and we need North Carolina 9 to vote to send Bishop to Washington, DC, in tomorrow’s special election,” Pence said. “Let’s make it happen.”
Republicans were able to win both races in North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts.
Murphy was declared the victor in the 3rd District election, easily defeating Democrat Allen Thomas.
And Bishop won the 9th District, which Democrats fought hard to flip from blue to red.
But now Trump and Republicans are 2-0 this year in elections — and the president says this the first step to firing Pelosi and winning back the House in 2020.