Republicans are officially projected to win the House of Representatives albeit by a slim majority, Politico reports.
House Republicans were expecting a “red wave” and House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy predicted that the party could pick up 60 seats. Instead, Republicans are on track for one of the slimmest majorities in history with a handful of seats left to be decided.
The GOP clinched the House majority after the Associated Press called the California 27th District for Republican Rep. Mike Garcia.
“Think for one moment. It is official,” McCarthy told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “One party Democrat rule in Washington is finished. We have fired Nancy Pelosi.”
President Joe Biden congratulated him on winning control.
“I congratulate Leader McCarthy on Republicans winning the House majority, and am ready to work with House Republicans to deliver results for working families,” he said.
GOP takes aim at Hunter Biden:
A day after winning the House majority, top Republicans James Comer and Jim Jordan held a press conference detailing plans to go after Hunter Biden.
“In the 118th Congress, this committee will evaluate the status of Joe Biden’s relationship with his family’s foreign partners and whether he is a President who is compromised or swayed by foreign dollars and influence,” Comer said. “I want to be clear: This is an investigation of Joe Biden, and that’s where the committee will focus in this next Congress.”
Comer said the investigation would be focused on Hunter Biden’s business activity.
“We would love to talk to people in the Biden family, specifically Hunter and Joe Biden,” he said.
White House ready to battle:
The White House is already slamming the GOP for pushing the Hunter Biden probe.
“Instead of working with President Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans’ top priority is to go after President Biden with politically motivated attacks chock full of long-debunked conspiracy theories,” Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House counsel’s office, told CNN.
“President Biden is not going to let these political attacks distract him from focusing on Americans’ priorities, and we hope congressional Republicans will join us in tackling them instead of wasting time and resources on political revenge,” Sams added.