Following the GOP’s disastrous midterm elections, one Indiana GOP congressman is calling for his party to unite in order to obstruct President Joe Biden’s agenda.
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) made the comments during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” about Republicans winning a narrow House majority and needing to work together to defeat the Left’s ideas during the next two years.
“The Republicans will gain the majority,” he predicted. “It is going to be a narrow majority, however, we have an opportunity during the next two years to be the final line of defense to prevent the Biden agenda, and if we can accomplish that effectively and enact laws that addresses the problems that the American people really care about, such as lowering inflation and gasoline prices, the border, the drug disaster in America, and the national security concerns that keep America protected, I believe we can expand this narrow majority into a much healthier majority in the election of 2024.”
Banks emphasized that the GOP has a responsibility to decrease expenses for Americans, despite the Senate being controlled by the Left.
“It is our job to do so. Consider inflation and energy production. Republicans have always stated that their first objective will be to restore America’s energy independence,” he added. “And I believe we can do that in some ways, by bringing proposals to the floor that have bipartisan support and a Republican plan that I hope Democrats will support as well.”
The congressman’s remarks come while neither party has clinched a majority in the House. Republicans are expected to gain 211 of the 218 seats required for a majority.
The Senate is expected to remain in Democratic hands after Nevada’s Senate election was called in favor of incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto over Republican contender Adama Laxalt. According to Decision Desk HQ, she has 48.77% of the votes (487,829), whereas Laxalt has 48.11% (481,273) with over 95% of the votes counted.
Cortez Masto’s re-election gives the Senate 50 Democrats and 49 Republicans.
Georgia’s Senate contest, which pitted incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock against Republican contender Herschel Walker, ended with neither contender receiving 50% of the vote, with Liberal candidate Chase Oliver receiving 2%. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, the top two candidates face a runoff under state law.
The runoff election between Warnock and Walker is set for Dec. 6. In the midterm elections, Warnock won 49.42% of the vote, while Walker received 48.52% with only 35,404 fewer votes.