Democrat President Joe Biden has thrown in the towel and admitted that he now thinks the Republican Party will win control of the House of Representatives.
This means Biden, his administration, and his family will face numerous investigations.
During at a press conference in Bali, Indonesia, Biden was asked what Congress can do on the abortion issue.
Biden said: “I don’t think they can expect much of anything other than we’re going to maintain our positions.
“I don’t think there’s enough votes to codify unless something unusual happens in the House.
“I think we’re going to get very close in the House.
“But I don’t think we’re going to make it.”
NBC News agreed with Biden and is now projecting the Democrats will fall short in the House.
As Slay News reported, NBC predicts Republicans will hold 219 congressional seats to the Democrats’ 216.
NEW: @NBCNews projects that Republicans will win control of the House of Representatives:
Republicans: 219 seats
Democrats: 216 seats
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) November 14, 2022
Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is not guaranteed the job as House speaker, however.
“McCarthy doesn’t have 218 and there will be an alternative challenger,” a spokesman for Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) told Fox News.
“Many of us feel like there’s this illusion of representative government that our citizens have that’s not realistic,” said House Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA).
There is “this top-down driven program here in Washington, D.C., where leadership calls all the shots, and you just vote on the floor not having been involved in any of the conversations.”
According to MSN:
Hallie Jackson delivered NBC News’ latest projection that Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives, but just barely as they eke out a majority.
Jackson provided her analysis on Monday as Democrats and Republicans observe the fallout from the GOP’s disappointing midterm election results.
Democrats were able to maintain their hold over the U.S. Senate, so Jackson began by explaining how it’s an open question whether voters will turn out in Georgia again as the contest between Raphael Warnock (D) and Herschel Walker (R) heads into a run-off.
From there, Jackson and Savannah Guthrie turned their attention toward NBC News’ estimation that after the votes are counted, the House will end up with Republicans holding 219 congressional seats to the Democrats’ 216.
According to Politico:
Some members of the pro-Trump Freedom Caucus weigh a two-step plan that’s designed to topple him.
Conservatives want Tuesday’s scheduled leadership elections postponed until control of the House is certain.
If McCarthy doesn’t agree, they plan to nominate Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) as an internal pick for speaker to demonstrate that the Californian doesn’t have the 218 GOP votes he needs when the full chamber votes on Jan. 3, according to a Republican with knowledge of the plan who spoke candidly on condition of anonymity.
Depending on how that first step plays out, more conservatives would then embrace an alternative pick to put forward as a consensus candidate, added this Republican — who said some signs are pointing to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) as the Freedom Caucus’ consensus choice. CNN first reported the prospect that Biggs would be a symbolic alternative in step one of the plan.
It’s a risky gambit that’s clearly still in flux as the conference churns toward a leadership election that conservatives want to delay, a sentiment aired by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) on Twitter on Sunday night.
And it’s not clear how much McCarthy’s rival-turned-ally Jordan knows about the right flank’s plan, although though outside supporters aren’t hiding their views on the matter.