(CNN) — Republicans in the House of Representatives would win control of the CNN projects, reaching the 218-seat threshold needed for a majority in that part of the legislature.
A victory would not be enough to spur the expected “red wave,” but it would thwart President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda and potentially subject the White House to constant scrutiny.
The fact that the GOP finally passed the 218-seat threshold needed for control of the House eight days after Election Day, and it has come down to the final districts to report results, is half of the party’s term. Underscoring the dismal election performance, which history and political logic suggested Biden and the Democrats should have been reprimanded.
Defying political seriousness, Democrats in the Senate held on after an election dominated by concerns about high inflation and, in some places, swayed by the Supreme Court’s overturning of constitutional rights to abortion this summer. There is still a pending Senate race in Georgia, which will be decided in a runoff in December and will determine how large the Democrats’ majority will be.
A Republican victory in the House would end Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s second term as speaker in January. But his majority appears poised for a handful of seats, well short of early expectations, which will make it difficult for party leaders to manage a difficult Republican convention.
And while it’s less impressive than party leaders expected, it still represents a return to Trump-style ideology and anarchy politics in Washington, given that the former president can wield powerful influence over his followers at party conventions. Huh. Republican. The former president announced his 2024 presidential bid on Tuesday night.
Biden says he’s “ready to work with House Republicans to get results”
President Joe Biden congratulated House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Republicans winning the House majority and said he stands ready to “work with House Republicans to get results for families.” Worker”.
“Last week’s elections demonstrated the strength and resilience of American democracy,” the president said in a statement. “There was a strong rejection of electoral denial, political violence and intimidation. There was an emphatic statement that, in the United States, the will of the people prevails.
“In this election, voters spoke clearly about their concerns: the need to reduce costs, protect the right to choose, and preserve our democracy. As I said last week, there is no need to get caught up in political warfare. The future is very bright for America. The American people want us to work for them. They want us to focus on the issues that matter to them and on making their lives better. And I’d rather work with anyone Anyone, Republican or Democrat, is willing to work with me to get results,” the statement continued.