It’s official! Republicans have taken the United States House of Representatives, albeit over a week since the midterms. The margin is razor thin, but any plus margin is good, and all but assures Joe Biden’s reign of destruction is over. Mike Garcia, in of all places California was the deciding win in a race that is a microcosm of all of the issues America has with its elections. It simply shouldn’t take this long to count votes, and it doesn’t outside of Democrat controlled states.
After losing the Senate in shocking fashion, the GOP had to win the House in order to thwart more Democrat destruction, and now that it is official, Republicans can set about the process of licking their wounds ad figuring out what happened so it can be corrected in 2024.
Republicans have secured a majority in the House of Representatives when the 118th U.S. Congress convenes next January.
The GOP has now won 218 seats after the Associated Press projected that Republican Mike Garcia will win reelection in California’s 27th Congressional District.
Democrats, meanwhile, have secured 209 seats as vote counting continues more than a week after Election Day. Eight seats are still in play.
BREAKING: Republicans have officially won the House of Representatives.
Nancy Pelosi has been FIRED. pic.twitter.com/3QQ7hCFC3s
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 16, 2022
The eight seats still in play no longer matter, though it would be nice if the GOP could finish strong by taking all of them. However, the important thing was getting the majority, and they did. Now the party has to decide who will eventually take Nancy Pelosi’s place and the direction the party will take in the two coming years.
While Republicans will have control over the House, their slim majority falls short of the “red tsunami” that many pundits predicted.
Democrats have held the House since winning a majority in the 2018 midterm elections. While Republicans gained ground in the 2020 elections, Democrats maintained a slim majority in single digits for the first two years of President Biden’s term in the White House.
In their efforts to win back the House, Republicans focused the party’s campaign messaging around what voters saw as the issues most important to them, particularly rising crime and the flailing economy.
The frustrating thing about the midterms for most on the right are things like crime and immigration and inflation. The left campaigned on existential issues like abortion and January 6, so most of us on the right couldn’t understand how anyone was looking at the country as it is now and voting for more of the same. Perhaps with the victory in the House, the slow shift back to center in terms of energy and economics can begin in earnest, with a full-blown Republican domination in 2024 setting the country up to start the slow road back to worldwide prominence.
The GOP has pledged to use control of the House to launch various investigations, including into Hunter Biden’s business dealings, the findings of the Jan. 6 Committee, and the Biden administration’s largely criticized withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Republican control of the House is crucial to tie up some of the loose ends of the first two years of the failed Biden administration. Thankfully it finally happened, and we can move forward and find answers.