US midterms 2022: Republicans narrowly win the House
The Republican party has secured the 218 seats needed for the majority in the House of Representatives – a week after the midterm elections, CBS News projects.
The GOP was expected to win back the lower chamber of Congress, but it was expected they would win with a much bigger margin.
The party’s margin in the House may be razor-thin but it’s still enough to stall President Joe Biden’s agenda for the next two years.
Whilst the Republicans have taken back control of the House, the Democrats will keep control of the Senate – the upper chamber of Congress.
The Republicans had hoped to win control of both chambers – but the expected ‘red wave’ never happened, and instead, the GOP massively underperformed at the 2022 midterms.
California’s 27th district went to incumbent Mike Garcia – the seat needed to secure the House majority on Wednesday.
The Republican party is now projected to win between 218-223 in the 435-seat House, according to CBS.
But with votes in several cliffhanger races still being tallied, their majority may not be clear for days or even weeks.