With less than two weeks until the midterm elections, the likelihood – already high – that the Republicans will regain control of the House of Representatives in Washington seems even greater. Barring a surprise, President Biden will have to deal with some of his fiercest opponents for the next two years.
Which is not unusual: For forty years, every US president has had to deal with a divided government. Sometimes it even produced good things—a constructive way to check the executive branch, for example. But not today.
Dissenters were purged
The House of Representatives will not only be controlled by Republicans. It will be in the hands of Republicans loyal to former President Trump, many of whom refuse to recognize the legitimacy of the Biden presidency.
Most of the members of this new majority will have been elected with the support of Trump. There will be virtually no critics of the former president – at least not one who dares to express his feelings publicly. Dissenters were purged.
Of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, eight resigned or lost the primaries. Only two are still candidates.
Well over half of the likely members of the future majority in the House of Representatives rejected or
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