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Republican congressman admits he ‘was praying’ for ‘small’ GOP House majority before 2022 midterm elections

A Republican congressman and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus admitted last week he “was praying” the GOP would win just a “small” majority in the House of Representatives ahead of the 2022 midterm elections in order to shift the party further to the right, according to video obtained Monday by Fox News Digital.

“When a lot of people, unfortunately, were voting, to have a 270, 280 Republican House, I was praying each evening for a small majority, because I recognize that that small majority was the only way that we were going to advance a conservative agenda,” Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., said during a closed briefing, which The Messenger first reported was “a virtual briefing for around 50 top conservative donors.”

“If it was the right majority, that if we had six or seven very strong individuals, we would drag the conference over to the right,” he added.

Should he enter the race for the Republican nomination, he would join former Navy SEAL Tim Sheehy and businessman Jeremy Mygland.

Brandon Gillespie is an associate editor at Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @brandon_cg.

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