Washington Examiner, November 2021
President Joe Biden was back in battleground states this week to tout the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal, hoping to stem his party’s political hemorrhaging before the 2022 midterm elections. Republicans have the advantage heading into 2022, according to political commentator Costas Panagopoulos. Democrats govern the House with an eight-seat margin and only control the Senate because of Vice President Kamala Harris’s tiebreaking vote.
“White House worries about a red wave in 2022 are certainly justified, but the truth is Republicans don’t need much given Democrats’ razor-thin majorities in both chambers of Congress,” Panagopoulos, Northeastern University’s politics chairman, told the Washington Examiner. “A red ripple may be all the GOP needs to tip the partisan balance in its favor in 2022.”