Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has some explaining to do. In an election where the incumbent president lost and the mainstream media called him a liar and a national disaster, she managed to preside over a House of Representatives that actually lost seats to Republicans. That’s a pretty big black eye for her leadership, but she thinks she’ll prevail in the next Congress anyway.
She doesn’t have much competition for the gavel from within her own party, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy would love to develop a coalition that robs her of the title. He’s unlikely to win this time around, but McCarthy is patient. He has his eye on 2022, when he hopes to preside over a newly-elected Republican majority in the House.