New projections show the Republican Party is expected to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives after securing 218 seats one week after the midterm elections.
Congressman-elect Kevin Kiley defeated Democrat Kermit Jones in California’s 3rd district, giving Republicans the last seat they needed to clinch a majority in the House.
Celebrating the news of his own race and the victory for the Republican Party, Kiley tweeted, “The race has just been called in our favor. This secures a Republican Majority in the House of Representatives.”
News of the Republican Party’s victory in the House of Representatives comes after a week of headlines dominated by the supposed deflation of the “red wave” expected ahead of the midterm elections.
While most outlets have projected that the Democrats will retain control of their Senate majority regardless of the outcome of Georgia’s runoff election next month, the GOP did achieve its goal of taking back the House and removing Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as speaker of the House.
On Tuesday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., secured the Republican nomination for speaker of the House, defeating a challenge from Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., 188 votes to 31.
According to The Post Millennial, the Republican Party’s majority also foreshadows investigations into the Biden administration and Hunter Biden’s controversial business dealings.
The Republican Party currently holds the bare minimum number of seats needed to secure a majority in the House. However, with several races still undecided for the House, the GOP could see their majority slightly increase, which would give Republican leadership a stronger position during the final two years of Joe Biden’s term.