House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) trolled House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and his Democratic colleagues on Twitter Tuesday, following House seats Democrats lost during the November elections.
On Tuesday evening, Politico congressional bureau chief John Bresnahan shared a photograph on Twitter of Rep. Hoyer standing alongside a group of defeated Democratic incumbents ahead of their departure next month.
“Do not lose heart,” Hoyer told his ousted colleagues, according to Bresnahan.
.@LeaderHoyer takes a picture with Democrats not coming back next year after losing on Election Day. Now telling story about elections he lost. “Do not lose heart,” Hoyer said. pic.twitter.com/YhD1tP2wnJ
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) December 8, 2020
Upon seeing the tweet from John Bresnahan, Rep. McCarthy shared a photograph of his own on Twitter.
“Here’s a group photo of me with all the House Republicans who lost races this year,” McCarthy wrote, adding an image of himself proudly smiling alone in the Rotunda.
Democrats were widely expected to expand their House majority in 2020, However, while Democrats were able to hold on to control of the chamber, the GOP managed to flip a whopping 13 seats, diminishing the control of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, Fox News reported. Continued Below
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s tweet:
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 9, 2020
Rep. Elise Stefanik responded to the House Minority Leader’s post, expressing “Epic”, adding, “And we’re just getting warmed up!”
Epic from @GOPLeader !
And we’re just getting warmed up!
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) December 9, 2020