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It looks like the Republican Party will win control of the House of Representatives following the midterm elections on November 8th.
Many on the right equate that with several investigations coming for Biden, his family, and his administration, including Dr. Fauci.
At a press conference in Bali, Indonesia where President Biden was scheduled to meet with China’s Xi Jinping during the G20 summit, he was asked about what will happen with abortion legislation when the new Congress meets.
Biden said, “I don’t think they can expect much of anything other than we’re going to maintain our positions.”
He admits, “I don’t think there’s enough votes to codify unless something unusual happens in the House. I think we’re going to get very close in the House. But I don’t think we’re going to make it.”
As of right now, Republicans need one more seat to take control of the House. 13 races have not been called.
Over the weekend, Republicans won four key toss-up races in Arizona and California and picked up another seat in New York. Republicans are up 217 to 205 over Democrats.
Some are predicting a 221 to 215 majority for the GOP. This means Republicans can only afford to lose three votes when trying to pass legislation.
This could be a major headache for the Speaker or it could mean a win for the constituents as legislation has to appeal to almost every Republican. Those ‘America First’ candidates will have some leverage here.
On Sunday night, David Wasserman, an analyst for Cook Political Report, also admitted that it’s not looking good for the Democrats.
He took to his Twitter account. “Dems’ dreams of holding the House majority probably died tonight,” he tweeted.
On Sunday, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “We’re still alive. But again, the races are close,” when speaking to CNN.
Pelosi seemed happy with the Democrats’ overall performance in these midterms considering the predictions of a red wave leading up to election day.
“Who would have thought two months ago that this red wave would turn into little tiny trickle, if that at all,” Pelosi said.
While many on the Republican side are disappointed with the results of the elections, there were many positive outcomes. Some school boards were flipped. The GOP gained many seats in New York, of all places.
After the two Senate races were called for the Democrat incumbents in Arizona and Nevada, the Democrats kept their slim majority with Vice President Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking vote.
If Hershel Walker can pull off a win in the runoff election in Georgia next month, the Senate will remain a 50-50 split. If the incumbent, Raphael Warnock wins, the Dems will have a true majority with 51 seats.
The House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, is running for Speaker. The race is scheduled for today. Some pro-Trump House members are planning to withhold their support. McCarthy needs 218 votes.