(FreedomBeacon.com)- The soon-to-be former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined CNN’s Dana Bash about a week after Election Day, where Americans decided the fate of numerous gubernatorial races and Congressional seats. Pelosi reportedly joined Bash on the outlet’s “State of the Union” with optimism that Democrats will cut into the lead held by Republicans.
Pelosi said that she grew up in a political family and they don’t “pray for victory.”
“You don’t pray for a victory, but you pray that God’s will will be done and, on that Sunday, that’s what we pray on this Sunday,” Pelosi said awkwardly veering off the screen and slurring her words.
Republicans have since gained control of the House by a narrow margin of seven seats. Including picking up seats in the lower chamber, Republican candidates also picked up the most votes, winning the popular vote by four points. That lead has shrunk since election night as more ballots continue to be counted.
Democrats maintained control of the Senate in a stunning upset after Democratic candidate Catherine Cortez Masto, who was down by a significant margin, secured the exact number of votes needed to win. After Adam Laxalt conceded, the Senate remained in Democratic control, regardless of the results of the Georgia runoff election in December between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.
Speaking to Fox News just days after the election, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that the GOP should set up a postmortem-type review of the midterms to determine what the party did right, similar to what he was tasked with in 2014 when then-RNC Chairman Reince Priebus asked him to develop one of his own.
Gingrich commented on the oddity of the GOP winning the popular vote but not gaining as many seats as initially expected, calling for an analysis.
“There’s something going on out there that we don’t understand,” he said.
The so-called “red wave” did not sweep across the nation as Republicans had hoped, with many blaming former President Trump for the massive losses in races considered winnable.