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Tags: 2020 Elections | Donald Trump | Joe Biden | mulvaney | pelosi | speaker | house

Mick Mulvaney: Pelosi Will Have to Fight for Speaker Seat

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Mick Mulvaney (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 05 November 2020 02:44 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's job is safe, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's seat may not be, as there is a growing faction in Congress who would like to see her replaced, former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday.

"She is going through the same thing that [former Speaker] John Boehner went through when I was in the House during the Tea Party wave," Mulvaney said on CNBC's "Squawk Box." "There's a growing group in her party that sees her as out of touch with where the party is going, and she's going to have difficulty garnering the votes necessary to become speaker."

He acknowledged that Pelosi, D-Calif., is "very good at what she does," but still, "it's not a safe bet right now" to say she'll keep her powerful position. 

Meanwhile, when it comes to the ongoing situation with the presidential race, Mulvaney said he thinks Arizona will be flipped back to President Donald Trump after it was already called for Democrat nominee Joe Biden.  

"Everybody is assuming because the uncounted votes are in Maricopa County, they will go for Biden because it's a slightly blue county," said Mulvaney. "What they are missing is the unique way that Arizona is counting their ballots. It's a last-in, last-out system. And most of the folks who are still uncounted are folks who submitted their ballots [as] walk-ins over the course of the last two or three days, which have been heavily Republican."

But Mulvaney said he thinks Trump will accept a peaceful transition of power once he's gone through all his options if Biden comes out as the winner. 

"The president is a fighter, there's no question about it, and you'll see him fighting down to the last," said Mulvaney. "That's why you saw him mention the Supreme Court in his presentation the other night. They are going to fight this out to the very end."

But he also hopes that there will be a peaceful transition if Trump wins. 

"Folks are worried about riots not in red areas but blue areas," said Mulvaney. "It's the inner cities, urban areas that are braced for reactions, folks who don't like President Trump. If we run the process and at the end of the process if the president is reelected will we have a peaceful retention of power, and I hope Joe Biden would help do everything he can to make sure that happens."

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's job is safe, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's seat may not be, as there is a growing faction in Congress who would like to see her replaced, former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday. "She is going through the same...
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