Updated on 07/11/2022 at 8:34 PM
- After two years with Joe Biden as president, the United States elects a new parliament.
- According to opinion polls, things are not looking good for its Democrats.
- If they lose their majority in Congress, Republicans are likely to block Biden’s policies.
Two years after the election victory
The stakes are high for Joe Biden
If the Democrats lose their majority in Congress, the Republicans are likely to block Biden’s policies largely until the next presidential election in November 2024. According to polls, the House of Representatives is likely to go to the Republicans. On the other hand, the race is expected to be heated in the Senate. Biden has repeatedly warned against Republican candidates who openly question or even deny the election results. “I’m not joking with those who deny the elections,” he said on Sunday evening. “There are only two possible outcomes for the elections: either they win or they get cheated.”
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Republican Kevin McCarthy announced in an interview with CNN that he will introduce a border control bill after the election. He has a good chance of replacing Democrat Nancy Pelosi in her powerful position as Speaker of the House. His party also wants to use commissions of inquiry to scrutinize the policies of the Biden government. McCarthy cited last year’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan as an example.
Trump hints at renewing his candidacy for the presidency
In the US state of Florida, there was some sort of showdown between the two potential 2024 Republican candidates over the weekend.
At the start of the rally, Trump called on his supporters to confirm DeSantis would take office — but he avoided warm words such as recommending an election to his party mates in DeSantis. In the ongoing appearance for more than a year and a half, Trump never mentioned the 44-year-old again.
De Santis, who wants to be confirmed on Tuesday, is Trump’s strongest internal challenger in the 2024 election. According to polls, he has a good chance of defending his governor this Tuesday. Neither of them has announced their candidacy yet — at least Trump’s announcement is expected after the “midterm elections.” (t (dpa))
Donald Trump launched a new lawsuit and once again posed as a victim, the former US president sued the US news channel CNN for $475 million in defamation damages. (Image source: Image Alliance / dpa / AP / Tom E. Puskar)