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.
“I still don’t know what the House of Representatives, on the Republican side, was running on. I still don’t know what the message was,” Levin told his guests. “While it wasn’t a blue wave by any means, why did [Democrats] take so many seats?”
Jordan said House Republicans lost because they failed to keep their promises.
“Have we replaced Obamacare? Have we reformed welfare? Have we secured the border? Those were the three biggest promises we made the American people,” Jordan said.
“The message should’ve been in this campaign, ‘We’ve accomplished what we told you we were going to do, more importantly what you elected us to do in 2016.’ That should’ve been the message, but we couldn’t say that.”
“Republicans literally failed to do what they said they would do over the last several years,” Roy added. “I think that this is a clear symptom of leadership failing to do their job.”
House Republicans will hold elections for party leadership by secret ballot on Wednesday. Jordan is challenging Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for the minority leader position. McCarthy, the outgoing Republican majority leader, is widely seen as the front-runner to continue leading in the minority.
Roy criticized leadership for failing to give voters a reason to support the GOP in the election, leading to the Republicans’ loss.
“Had it not been for the Democrats’ blatant overreach in the Kavanaugh hearings re-energizing our base … our base was demoralized and sitting back because the House leadership and the House Republicans weren’t giving them a reason to support them.”
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