The Republican Party secured the 218 seats (out of 435) needed to win a majority in the US House of Representatives, various US media reported on Wednesday night.
A victory, the result of the midterm elections, would not be enough to materialize the proclaimed “red wave”, but it would thwart President Joe Biden’s internal agenda and likely subject the White House to relentless scrutiny, according to a television report. according . CNN,
Tonight it’s official: The one-party Democrat rule has ended. We fired Nancy Pelosi. pic.twitter.com/nmRxfMpQvu
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 17, 2022
It also ends Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s second term as Speaker of the House.
Defying political gravity, 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 the December runoff and determine how big of a majority Democrats will have, according to the same source.
President Joe Biden congratulated House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on winning a Republican majority in the House and said he stands ready to “work with House Republicans to get results for families.” Worker”.
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“Last week’s election demonstrated the strength and resilience of American democracy,” Biden said in a statement.
Control in the House of Representatives offers some respite to the Republican Party after the disappointment from the midterm election results, according to experts, who indicate that they may need to seek unity from time to time in order to claim a narrow-margin majority. Must work together. What new signs of discord emerge among their ranks.
With information from Associated Press, CNN and BBC.