“On the Holmes Front,” with Frank Holmes
Aside from the controversial shenanigans of the presidential election, 2020 brought some good news for conservatives. It was an especially good year for one group of GOP legislators: pro-life women.
The party could break its record for the number of Republican women in Congress. As many as two dozen female lawmakers will sit on the right side of the aisle after they’re sworn into office next January.
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That’s close to the record number of 25 Republican women in the 115th Congress, from 2017 to 2019.
Several women picked up seats from Democratic lawmakers, cutting into Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s majority.
Of the seven Democratic House seats that Republicans flipped into their column on Tuesday, six were won by Republican women.
So much for the “war on women” narrative.
The Big Red female wave even washed a member of the Clinton machine out to sea.
Rep. Donna Shalala, who led the Department of Health and Human Services for Bill Clinton, lost her U.S. House seat to to Republican Maria Elvira Salazar. Salazar, who is part of Florida’s conservative Cuban-American community, is a former anchor for the Spanish language television network Telemundo.
The president of one of the nation’s leading pro-life organizations called the election “a resounding victory for pro-life women everywhere.”
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“The surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House is a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. “These gains are a repudiation of abortion extremism and further evidence that life is a winning issue in politics.”
Democrats and liberal feminists present themselves as the voice of all women, even attending the State of the Union address wearing white to show their support for abortion-on-demand.
“These women candidates on the Republican side” prove that “the party of Nancy Pelosi does not represent the vast majority of women in America,” said Rep. Elise Stefanik, a liberal Republican from New York. “The Democratic Party does not have a monopoly on women candidates or women voters.”
The losses came as a bigger blow, because pollsters claimed the 2020 election would be a “Blue Wave,” with Democrats driving Republicans out of office.
“It’s a dumpster fire,” one anonymous Democrat told Politico—and a lot of Democrats are pinning the blame on Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
“We lost members who shouldn’t have lost,” said Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., in a heated speech that leaked to the media shortly after the election.
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“We need to not ever use the words ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again,” she said, or else “we will be f—ing torn apart in 2022.”
But she didn’t ask for Democrats to give up on promoting socialism, just to stop talking about it.
And Democratic leaders admitted something many Republicans won’t: President Donald Trump won an enormous number of votes for the GOP.
“Clearly with Trump on the ballot, we knew it would be a steeper climb,” said Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., on a call with her colleagues.
Six pro-life women will be serving in the Senate, including Senator-elect Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming. It could be seven, if Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia wins her run-off in January, which will help determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
“Without a pro-life Republican majority in the Senate, there would be no check on the pro-abortion Biden-Harris administration, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and the radical pro-abortion lobby bent on ditching the filibuster and packing the Court.”
The growth in pro-life women will also affect the culture by being visible, female leaders of the pro-life cause.
“It is encouraging to know that despite the media-driven ‘blue wave’ lie, the number of conservative, pro-life women in Congress has doubled,” said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of the evangelical Christian legal group Liberty Counsel. “These women who value the sanctity of life will now be serving in the U.S. House and Senate.”
Staver predicted that “these pro-life women will bring new energy to Washington to preserve precious preborn children. This is another important step to making the womb a safe place again in America.”
And they could help keep America safe from Joe Biden and the most dangerous woman in Washington, Kamala Harris.
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”