U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif. (Associated Press)


Former Navy fighter pilot and ardent supporter of President Trump, Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., instructed “Fox & Pals” he ran so the remainder of the nation would not flip into what has change into of California.

Garcia retained his congressional seat in a razor-edge end within the 25th District north of Los Angeles towards Democrat Christy Smith, after he gained it in a particular election in Might following the resignation of Rep. Katie Hill in 2019.

“I used to be seeing issues occur on the nationwide degree that began to look loads like California and it scared the hell out of me,” Garcia mentioned Tuesday.

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“I do not need my nation to change into what California’s change into and I do consider that particularly in California we do not have to hit all-time low,” he mentioned, including, “the politicians of Sacramento have completely killed our state and I do not need that to occur to our nation.”

This undated photo provided by the Mike Garcia For Congress campaign shows candidate Mike Garcia. (Cynthia Smalley/Mike Garcia For Congress via AP)

This undated picture offered by the Mike Garcia For Congress marketing campaign reveals candidate Mike Garcia. (Cynthia Smalley/Mike Garcia For Congress by way of AP)

As an alternative of the anticipated blue wave, Garcia mentioned it has been a “pink restoration” and a “renaissance of conservative values,” saying the GOP is inside “placing distance” of getting the Home majority in 2022.

“Which means that Nancy Pelosi, whereas she’ll be capable to run the agenda on the ground, she will not be truly operating the ground. She’s going to have to barter in good religion,” he mentioned. “There will be moderates from the left facet of the aisle that can come to our facet and break our manner and we’ll truly be capable to get significant laws performed.”

Garcia’s victory marks one other brilliant spot for Republicans within the closely Democratic state. Republicans misplaced a string of Home seats in 2018 however with Garcia’s victory, they’ve now reclaimed 4 in California.

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Republican Younger Kim defeated Democratic Rep. Gil Cisneros in a district anchored within the one-time GOP stronghold of Orange County, and Republican Michelle Metal claimed the 48th District in Orange County from Democratic Rep. Harley Rouda.

Within the Central Valley, Republican former Rep. David Valadao retook his previous job from Democratic Rep. TJ Cox, who unseated him two years in the past. 



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