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GOP will takes the House, says Sen. Sinema

Photo Source: By US House office of photography

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said that Republicans will take the House in November in an unusual appearance to discuss politics.

According to contemporary observers, Sinema's remarks, made at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center during an address on bipartisanship hosted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, resonate with general predictions. Pelosi, who has repeatedly said her party will hold the lower chamber, has remained optimistic about their chances.

As part of her question, Sinema was asked whether she still supports the 60-vote filibuster threshold, which has been criticized as a relic of Jim Crow racism by much of her party. Democrats in the evenly divided Senate have no way of breaking the procedure since Sinema and moderate ally Joe Manchin have opposed weakening or destroying the system.

“If you were to eliminate the 60-vote filibuster threshold, the Senate would become like the House,” Sinema explained.

“The trouble of that is that the House—with elections every two years, representing a smaller group of voters … they really represent the passions of the moment in the political system,” Sinema argued.

Following her remarks, Sinema made an off-handed statement suggesting that the Republicans would take over the House in November.

26 September 2022


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