House Republicans elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy as party leader

Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference following the 2018 midterm elections

Sunday on LevinTV host Mark Levin's Fox News program, "Life, Liberty & Levin", Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and congressman-elect Chip Roy, R-Texas, discussed the 2018 midterms and why Republicans lost the House of Representatives to the Democrats.

"He's been at the forefront of the fight throughout these last two years, when quite honestly, the rest of the folks around this place weren't interested", Rep. Scott Perry, R-PA, a Jordan ally, told ABC News.

Mr. Jordan, co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, blamed the GOP's recent electoral losses on retiring House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and his top lieutenants, including Mr. McCarthy.

As we have often said, no voter in their right mind - and the conservative voters the GOP needs to win are more attuned than ever - is going to vote to continue the Ryan - McCarthy legacy of betrayals, lies and failures.

"I think I'm better at that game than they are, actually, but we'll find out", the president said at a post-election news conference.

In the House, a group of Democratic lawmakers are determined to ensure Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn't become Speaker in January.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been elected to another term as GOP leader.

Democrats re-elected their party leadership by acclamation during a closed-door meeting Wednesday.

Carlson, a passionate defender of President Donald Trump, then took a shot at Democrat Adam Schiff, who has criticized the president for attacking Amazon on obtaining tax breaks. At the House Judiciary Committee, Democrats have been adamant on protecting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference.

Senate Republicans are welcoming the first woman to their leadership team in years, with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, as they sought to address the optics of the GOP side of the aisle being dominated by men.

But here's the quick refresher course: Republicans don't go to the polls to elect wishy-washy leaders to go to Congress to cut deals with Democrats. Bill Nelson remains undecided.

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"We are inspired by the energy and activism of the many young activists and advocates leading the way on the climate crisis, which threatens the health, economic security and futures of all our communities", Pelosi said.

The contest between McCarthy and Jordan reflected the split between the GOP's conservative flank, whose numbers are bolstered after the election, and what remains of the centrists.

It could be tricky, as Trump has called for new funding for his wall on the southern United States border with Mexico, an issue that has divided some congressional Republicans.

The Ohio Republican, though, was always considered a longshot, and his run was viewed as a way to assert a greater role for the conservatives and the Freedom Caucus at the leadership table.

The more Democrats there are to vote for a speaker, the more votes Pelosi can afford to lose, and the less leverage the anti-Pelosi forces have to block her path to victory.

The elder Cheney, who served as GOP conference chair from 1987 to 1989, was present for Wednesday's vote for his daughter.

In the lead-up to Wednesday's election, McCarthy and Jordan encountered frustration, finger-pointing and questions as lawmakers sorted through an election defeat and began considering new leadership for the next congressional session.

Among the 53 new Democrats, however, 34 of them of them (64%) are female, and 20 (37%) identify as people of colour.

What this means for the anti-Trump Democrats can be best explained with the words of the famous Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who has been re-elected to the House of Representatives from California state. Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer is running for vice chair of the conference. "But there's an opportunity for us to come together and get single-focused on the message".

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