The Republican Party controls the American “representatives” in a divided Congress
As expected by the media on Wednesday, the Republicans succeeded in wresting a majority from the Democrats in the US House of Representatives, which will guarantee them a legislative basis, albeit with a narrow majority that will allow them to oppose the work program of in the near future President Joe Biden to face two years amid power-sharing in Congress.
The GOP’s narrow majority in the House of Representatives was far less than the party had hoped, and Republicans also failed to seize control of the Senate after a poor performance in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
NBC and CNN predicted Republicans would win as many as 218 seats in the 435-seat House of Representatives, which is the number needed to achieve a majority.
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden congratulated Republican-Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on his party’s victory and expressed his willingness to “work with Republicans in the House to deliver results for working American families.”
Biden said last week’s election was “a strong rejection of election denial, political violence and intimidation” and showed “the strength and resilience of American democracy.”
After announcing the results of the projections, McCarthy tweeted, “Americans are ready for a new direction, and House Republicans are ready to make it happen.”
This news comes a day after former President Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidential election despite the ouster of many Republican candidates he supported. Republicans had hoped to see a “red wave” sweep America and control both houses to scrap Biden’s legislative plans, but the tide turned against what they wanted.
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