GOP Wins House Majority

Trump-backed Kevin Kiley (R-Ca.) defeated his Democrat opponent in the midterms, securing the House majority for Republicans.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Republican California congressman Kevin Kiley won his race Tuesday, putting the GOP over the majority and gaining back his party’s control of the House. 
  • Kiley defeated challenger Kermit Jones in California’s 3rd congressional district after Republicans secured wins in five major House districts in California and Arizona.
  • The Representative called on a potential GOP-controlled House to return to America First values earlier this year. 
  • “If we get the majority in Congress, we’re going to need to actually put forward legislation that would return us to those policies of the Trump era, that were moving our country in the right direction to try to actually get our economy going again, to try to return security to our border, to lower taxes,” Kiley said in March 2022.
CONGRESSMAN KEVIN KILEY ON WINNING HIS SEAT & REPUBLICANS GAINING CONTROL OF THE HOUSE:

“The race has just been called in our favor,” Kiley said Tuesday night. “This secures a Republican Majority in the House of Representatives.”

BACKGROUND:
  • House Republicans nominated leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) to become Speaker of the House, receiving 188 votes compared to Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs’ 31. 
  • Winning the majority in the House will now give Republicans control over possible investigations into the Biden administration and the Biden family. 
  • “For two years Congress has steadfastly refused to hold the Biden Administration accountable. That is about to change,” Kiley said this week.