Republicans secured the 218 seats needed to secure a majority in the lower house of Congress.
The party’s razor-thin majority in the House of Representatives is enough to stall President Joe Biden’s agenda for the next two years. Democrats have previously held control of the Senate, the upper house of Congress. BBC news.
According to CBS, the Republican Party is now projected to win between 218-223 seats in the 435-seat House. But votes are still being counted in the cliff-hanger race.
Joe Biden congratulated the Republican Party for winning the House of Representatives. After the Republican victory was confirmed, he congratulated House Leader Kevin McCarthy, saying he was ‘ready to work with Republicans for working families’.
Kevin McCarthy, who was chosen by rank-and-file Republicans as their nominee to replace Democrat Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House on Tuesday, celebrated the chamber ‘officially flipping’.
The California congressman tweeted Wednesday night that Americans are ready for a new direction.
‘As I said last week, the future is too promising to get caught up in political warfare,’ the Democratic president said.
‘The American people want us to work for them. They want us to focus on the things that matter to them and making their lives better.’