Tenney Warns Dems Could Take House Back Before Election
Currently, Republicans hold only a seven-seat edge in the House, which translates to three votes to spare on any piece of legislation.
According to Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), that majority could be turned over to Democrats before voters even head to the voting booth in November.
Tenney is wary of the new legislative district lines being drawn by the Democrat-controlled legislature in New York.
Republicans have taken it on the chin in gerrymandering cases while many of the Democrat-run states have been able to go before liberal judges and win their cases.
Tenney believes because of this, especially in New York, the House could be lost long before Americans cast their vote in the 2024 election.
She stated, “We’re going to see redistricting all over again. You’re going to see a blunt-force power grab by the Democrats to take back the House of Representatives, using their redistricting powers in New York, against the will of the people in New York State who have asked for non-gerrymandered lines.”
New York was the state that many political experts pointed to as the reason that the GOP was able to take the House in 2022, with Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) being one of the best upsets, but he has been expelled from Congress.
There will be a special election held for his seat, likely flipping it blue, come February.
If that happens, Johnson’s majority is even slimmer, and considering the divide in the House and lack of production in 2023, where Republicans spent more time censuring, expelling, and removing a Speaker than they did passing legislation, hopes are not high right now.
If the GOP loses the House and fails to take back the Senate, it doesn’t matter who wins the GOP nomination. Even if we win the White House, it will be a lame-duck president with an opposition Congress, which means nothing gets passed for at least two years.
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