GOP Takes Control of the House of Representatives

Democrats will no longer control Congress. Republicans have gained control of the House of Representatives, according to the Associated Press. 

The AP is predicting Mike Garcia will win re-election in California’s 27th Congressional District, which would push the GOP to the 218 seats they need to take the majority. Democrats have secured 209 seats in the House, with 8 seats still to be determined.

Democrats will control of the Senate, after flipping two seats in Pennsylvania and Arizona.

President Joe Biden congratulated Republicans on the victory of the House. “In this election, voters spoke clearly about their concerns: the need to lower costs, protect the right to choose, and preserve our democracy,” Biden said in a statement. “I will work with anyone — Republican or Democrat — willing to work with me to deliver results for them.”

Many Republicans rejoiced at the news of Nancy Pelosi losing her job as Speaker of the House. “Nancy Has Been Fired!” Chair of the Republican Party, Ronna McDonnel tweeted out.

Pelosi is expected to make an announcement about her political future later today.

Republicans are expected to launch several investigations when they take over in January, including one into Hunter Biden’s laptop and the FBI Raid at Mar-a-Lago.