Republicans To Retain Control Of Senate As Democrats Projected To Gain Power Of The House

It's going to be a long two years.

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| November 07 2018,

03:37 am

The GOP will remain the ruling political party in the U.S. Senate with 50 Republicans either being elected to or remaining in their seats as of Tuesday's midterm elections. As the current dominating party, Senators belonging to the GOP confirmed alleged rapist and staunch pro-choice advocate Brett Kavanaugh as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Republicans are now guaranteed an additional two years to run half of Congress. 

On the other hand, multiple news outlets including CNN and NBC have projected Democrats will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Some of Tuesday night's most notable wins include the historic elections of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib as the first Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the youngest woman to take a congressional seat and Ayanna Pressley as the first Black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress. All of the aforementioned women will be occupying House seats. 

It's worth noting that after being proposed by the House, impeachment of the sitting president must be approved by two-thirds of the Senate. 

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