'It was a great victory': Pelosi downplays election losses with popular vote and voter suppression claims

On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi downplayed her party’s significant election losses in Congress, touting the popular vote tally that showed Democrats came out 2 million votes ahead of the GOP.

She said that Democrats turned out more votes despite gerrymandering and voter suppression.

"Everyone turned out, and it was a great victory, a mandate," Pelosi said, pointing to a chart displaying voter turnout by party at her weekly press conference.

House Democrats are facing a greatly reduced majority in the next Congress, which convenes the week of Jan. 3.