Pelosi Fired, GOP Rejoices

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Many conservatives have taken to Social Media to celebrate the end of Nancy Pelosi’s tenure as the House Speaker. On Wednesday night it was announced that the Republican party had managed to secure the House majority with a small majority. Those on social media commented that Pelosi “has been fired.”

Technically, this statement is not true as Pelosi will remain a congresswoman within the House of Representatives. However, she will no longer serve as Speaker.

Still, the phrase is an important part of the “Fire Nancy Pelosi” campaign, which for weeks prior to the midterm elections had created tension and an aggressive political environment which led to Paul Pelosi being attacked by a man with a hammer while in his home on October 28th.

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy took to Twitter to say that it is now official “We have fired Nancy Pelosi.” McCarthy is currently the GOP’s choice for House Speaker.

McCarthy won the Republican nomination against Arizona’s Andy Biggs, winning by 188 votes against 31.

These comments about Pelosi being “fired” were used by many Republicans and conservatives, including Mike Pence.

The Twitter account RNC Research, which is managed by the Republican National Committee (RNC), announced the GOP’s win in the House of Representatives with an image that read “Fire Pelosi” with a cross over “fire” and the word “Fired” replacing it.