House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that Democrats “haven’t lost up” despite the fact that states all around the nation are still tallying votes in the closely contested race for control of the House of Representatives.
Whatever happens, she said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, “we’re on the route to getting our country to a better place than was being pulled down by the other side.”
After all uncalled races are decided, NBC predicts that Republicans will gain 219 House seats, just two short of the 218 required to take the majority, while Democrats will win 216. The estimate has a plus or minus four seat margin of error.

According to NBC News’ projections on Saturday, Democrats maintained their razor-thin advantage in the U.S. Senate, fending off a full-scale Republican attempt to use economic unpredictability and popular unhappiness to seize control of the upper chamber of Congress.
Republicans had hoped—and many had openly predicted—that a “red tsunami” would sweep Democrats out of control in both houses of Congress.
According to Pelosi, a Democrat who is second in line to become president, “who would have thought two months ago that this’red wave’ would turn into a little, tiny trickle, if that at all.” Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

Pelosi claimed that she has also been informed that the Republican Party’s response to the violent assault on her husband, Paul Pelosi, last month may have influenced midterm voters.
Federal authorities said in a criminal complaint that a California man named David DePape stormed into the couple’s San Francisco home, brandished a hammer, and was ready to kidnap and fracture Nancy Pelosi’s kneecaps.
Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, D.C., at the time of the break-in, but her 82-year-old husband Paul sustained serious injuries to his hands and right arm, including a skull fracture.

Several Republicans spread false information and conspiracy theories about the attack, despite the fact that many members of Congress were quick to offer the couple their support and best wishes. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, indicated the attacker was a “nudist hippy male prostitute” in a since-deleted tweet.

Pelosi told ABC that her husband is “improving” and having “one good day after another,” but she told CNN that the Republicans’ “ridiculous, disrespectful attitude” “intensified” the trauma of the attack.
CNN quoted her as saying, “It wasn’t just the attack, it was the Republican reaction to it, which was awful.”

DePape, 42, was accused of attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assaulting a member of the official’s close family with the intention of retaliating against the official. He entered a not-guilty plea.