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House Minority Leader McCarthy touts large GOP freshman class in House of Reps.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., welcomes freshman Republican members at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. He is joined at right by Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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UPDATED 9:57 AM PT – Monday, January 4, 2021

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently took a jab at Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the number of incoming new Republican lawmakers. The U.S. House of Representatives has welcomed new members of Congress with a swarm of Republicans shrinking the majority.

On Sunday, re-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially swore in the 117th Congress into office. Republicans found success with new candidates in the 2020 general election, while bringing in 45 first-term representatives compared to 15 Democrats.

Additionally, Republicans have, so far, picked up 10 seats in the House with Democrats losing nine. House Minority McCarthy touted this Republican wave by posting a video in which he took aim at Speaker Pelosi.

Reports have noted this is also the most diverse Congress in history with 121 women and 124 people of color taking office. The House is not yet whole as New York’s 22nd Congressional District and Louisiana’s Fifth District still has to fill their seats.

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