Have the Democrats Gained Full Control of Congress?

Written by Mike Rickard II

Have the Democrats gained full control of Congress? That’s the big question as the Senate run-off elections in Georgia are over and the final votes are coming on. As of now, it appears at best the Democrats will have control of the Senate (they already control the House of Representatives) and at worst, have a split with the Republicans. Here’s what we know so far:

Georgia held a run-off election for its two Senate seats, with Republican David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff battling for one seat while Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler vied with Democrat candidate, the Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock. As of this writing, the Associated Press has declared Warnock as the winner:

after an analysis of outstanding votes showed there was no way for Loeffler to catch up to his lead. Warnock’s edge is likely to grow as more ballots are counted, many of which were in Democratic-leaning areas.

As noted by Breitbart News:

Warnock’s win gives Democrats 49 seats to Republicans’ 50, meaning the Senate majority now hinges on the outcome of the race between Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff, which is too close to call as of the time of this writing.

While it’s premature to conclude the Democrats have gained control of Congress, it’s important to remember that even if they do, that’s no guarantee of smooth sailing for Creepy Joe Biden’s agenda. Any review of history is a reminder that even when Presidents have control of Congress (such as both Presidents Obama and Trump did initially), they still run into opposition from their own party. Yes, things could go easier for “Sleepy” Joe, but like the many Presidents before him, he’s going to find out what it’s like dealing with an assorted assemblage of politicians with their individual agendas.

About the author

Mike Rickard II

Retired bank robber and author of "Wrestling's Greatest Moments", "Laughing All the Way to the Bank Robbery, "Flunky: Pawns and Kings," and "Don't Call Me Bush Beans: The Legend of a Three-Legged Cat." Pro wrestling and hockey fan. Hired gun for several pro wrestling sites and a top 10 YouTube wrestling channel. Available in regular and extra-strength.