US midterm elections: Republicans take control of House | US Midterm Elections 2022 News
Although the election ‘red wave’ did not take place, the GOP won enough seats to win a slim majority in the House of Commons.
US Republicans have regained control of the House of Representatives, securing a narrow majority in a midterm elections that shows that the party did not live up to expectations.
The Associated Press claims Republican Mike Garcia winner in California’s 27th congressional district gives Republicans 218 seats, the majority threshold needed to take over the congressional lower house.
Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is likely to become speaker of the House when new Congress convenes early next year, after his party was nominated for the position on Tuesday. He will replace the Democrats Nancy Pelosi who has held the hammer since 2019.
Although very expected”red waveThe Republican victory did not materialize, the Republican candidates were able to win at least five seats in the House in the November 8 midterm elections, wiping out the thin majority faction. of the Democratic Party.
Democrats were able to topple some counties, but they suffered an overall net loss, narrowly losing key races in New York, Florida and other states. Redistricting after the 2020 Census has given conservatives an advantage in some parts of the country.
Even if the election results were less than ideal, control of the House would allow Republicans to block a victory for President Joe Biden. legal agenda in its song. In the United States, bills need to be passed in both the House and Senate and approved by the president to become law.
Democrats have kept control the Senate after vulnerable incumbents in Arizona and Nevada were re-elected, and a seat was flipped in Pennsylvania. They also have a slim chance of a majority in the race for the Georgia Senate escape the next month.
Control of the House of Representatives would allow Republicans to open congressional investigations into alleged misconduct by their opponents, including the president’s son’s foreign business dealings. President, Hunter Biden, an issue that Democrats dismiss as baseless.
A Republican House of Representatives is also almost certain to dissolve investigation committee riots at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, when supporters of former President Donald Trump search the building in a failed attempt to prevent Biden’s election victory confirmation.
Civil rights advocates also fear that far-right Republican lawmakers are accused of inciting bigotry and undermining the democratic system, including Congresswoman. Major Taylor Greenemay be given leadership positions in the new Parliament.
But without the Senate, Republicans would not be able to pass their own legislation without the help of Democrats. Furthermore, the president can veto bills passed by Congress. Lawmakers can override a veto with a two-thirds majority in each house.
So with this outcome, Washington is heading towards a stalemate, and Biden will need to rely on unilateral executive action to advance its policies.