Kevin McCarthy Declares GOP Will Take Majority In The House

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05:  U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during his weekly news conference December 5, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. McCarthy discussed the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “I want to thank the millions of supporters across this country,” said McCarthy, R-Calif. “It is clear we are going to take the House back.”
  • McCarthy told a throng of supporters at a victory party in Washington, D.C., that the feat was possible because of the diverse array of candidates Republicans had recruited this cycle.
  • “If you believe in freedom, hard work and the American dream these results prove there is a place for you in the Republican Party,” said McCarthy. “We are expanding this party.”

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