Use code TPM for up to 66% off at MyPillow.com

ADVERTISEMENT

BREAKING: Republicans take the House of Representatives

Republicans have won a majority in the US House with at least 218 seats

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Republicans have taken back the house after gaining their 218th seat, Decision Desk HQ projects

In the 117th Congress, Democrats held a narrow majority in the chamber, 220 to the Republicans' 212, but it appears he GOP has flipped that. 





The result comes after a week of slowly watching the numbers rise on either side, with Republicans taking an early lead and staying ahead. 

Earlier in the day, Kevin McCarthy won the nomination for house speaker with 188 votes, beating his opponent Andy Biggs, who won only 31 votes.

McCarthy's GOP house majority will help to ensure that he has the votes needed to replace Nancy Pelosi in January 2023, although such a narrow majority still doesn't make that a certainty. Some Republicans have publically stated that they would not support McCarthy, though others cautioned that the party had to be unified behind a single nominee.

"We have to elect Kevin McCarthy," Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told reporters Monday. "I can’t support a challenge that will allow the Democrats to — to elect their own speaker by pulling some of ours."

Having the majority of seats in the house will make it easier for Republicans to force an investigation into the Biden administration's actions in the last two years, as well as into allegations of Hunter Biden influence peddling while his father was in the White House as VP under Barack Obama.

McCarthy has also pledged to eliminate remote voting with the Republicans' House majority. "We will immediately reopen the Capitol and end the Democrat proxy voting and remote work schemes that have inflicted untold damage to this institution," he said.



This is a breaking story and will be updated.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
capitol

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me in September

We will use this to send you a single email in September 2020. To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
ADVERTISEMENT
© 2022 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy