Analysts expected control of the House to flip to Democrats after this year’s midterm elections, when all 435 seats were up for grabs. About two dozen Republican-held districts that backed Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 were among the most vulnerable for the GOP.
Some factors were working in the Democrats’ favor, namely President Trump’s unpopularity and a favorable redrawing of Pennsylvania’s congressional lines. Retirements also provided opportunities for party flips.
Democratic lawmakers on March 27 called for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving efforts to overturn the 2020 election following revelations that his wife, Virginia Thomas, pressed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to pursue efforts to overturn the 2020 election.