NBC News projects that Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives, a bright spot on a disappointing midterm election for the GOP.
Republicans are projected to get 219 seats and Democrats will get 216 seats, giving the GOP a razor-thin majority.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will be giving up the gavel, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is not guaranteed the position after rocky election results.
Senior Washington correspondent for NBC News, Hallie Jackson, broke the news Monday morning with “TODAY” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie.
Jackson said President Biden will be investigated by various House committees, adding the “very, very slim majority means that the actual work of governing is just gonna be trickier.”
NBC News projects the Republicans win the House, barely.— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 14, 2022
Republicans: 219 congressional seats
Democrats: 216 congressional seats
Republicans predicted a “red wave” as the outcome of the 2022 midterms, but that did not end up being the case. Democrats are projected to win the Senate along with a slew of important gubernatorial races.
Some see the GOP’s lackluster performance as a referendum on former President Trump, citing the fact that many of the candidates he endorsed performed worse than expected.