A Republican congressman from Indiana has sounded off to call for the members of his party to re-center themselves in order to try and block the agenda of President Joe Biden in the wake of the sour midterm results for the GOP.
These remarks were made by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) as part of a “Fox News Sunday” interview about his current expectation regarding Republicans winning a slim majority in the House and that they must unite together to defeat the policies from the left over the next two years.
“Republicans will win the majority,” he stated. “It will be a very slim majority, but we have an opportunity over the next two years to be the last line of defense to block the Biden agenda, and if we do that effectively and pass legislation that addresses the issues that the American people care about, bringing down inflation and gas prices, the border, the drug crisis in America, and the national security issues that keep America safe, I believe we can grow this slim majority into a much more healthier majority in the 2024 election.”
WATCH: @RepJimBanks "Republicans will win the majority… we have an opportunity over the next 2 years to be the last line of defense to block the Biden agenda… I believe we can grow this slim majority into a much healthier majority in the 2024 election." #FoxNewsSunday pic.twitter.com/DJKAWtxRG0
— Fox News Sunday (@FoxNewsSunday) November 13, 2022
Banks pointed out the difficulty in pushing through legislation with the Senate under the Left’s wholesale control, highlighting that the GOP has a job to cut costs for Americans.
“We have a responsibility to do that. Take inflation for example and energy production. Republicans said all along our top priority will be to make America energy independent again,” he stated. “And I think we can do that in a way, putting bills on the floor with consensus among Republicans and a Republican plan to do that I would hope Democrats would come along and vote for too.”
The statement from the congressman takes place as neither political party has actually won the House. Republicans are currently slated to win a total of 211 of the 218 spots required for a majority.
The Senate was also expected to stay in the hands of Democrats in the wake of the Senate race for Nevada being finalized in favor of incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto over GOP candidate Adama Laxalt. She holds 48.77% of the votes (487,829) over Laxalt with 48.11% (481,273) with over 95% of votes counted, as explained Sunday by Decision Desk HQ.
As of the re-election of Cortez Masto results in the Senate sitting at 50 Democrats and 49 Republicans.
The Senate race in Georgia between incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican hopeful Herschel Walker resulted with neither of them managing to secure the needed 50% of the votes due to 2% of support going over to Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver. Due to state law, the 2 candidates are now expected to take part in a runoff.