Warnock’s second-round win for the final Senate seat gives Biden’s party a 51-49 majority
The message they left the november mid-term elections in the United Stateswith better results than expected for the Democrats and a punishment the most radical candidates associated with donald trump and trumpismhas been underlined this Tuesday in Georgia. In the second round in the southern state that decided the last Senate seat, Democrat Raphael Warnock won against Republican Herschel Walker. With that victory, the advantage of President Joe Biden’s party in the Upper House expands from the current 50-50 to 51-49, a minimal twist that has major consequences. And the defeat of Herschel is also interpreted as a trump failure.
Although the Republican control of the lower house coming out of the polls in November guarantees the division of power in Washington and allows us to augur two years of legislative blockade and challenges to Biden’s agenda, the new majority in the senate will allow Democrats to control committees and move forward judicial and senior nominations. It also takes weight away from moderate Democratic senators who have been putting sticks in the wheel of the president’s agenda. Also, he releases Vice President Kamala Harris of frequently having to be tied to Washington, as has been the case these past two years, to cast her casting vote.
Warnocka black reverend who in another runoff in 2021 in a special election already became the first black senator from Georgia, now becomes the first black candidate elected to full six-year term in a state that was traditionally a Republican stronghold but in 2020 voted for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time in 28 years and is consolidated as a hinge state.
Walker’s defeat, Trump’s defeat
Just as significant as Warnock’s victory is Walker’s defeat, and the message that sends to Trump. It was the former Republican president who encouraged the former American football player, also black, to run, who has proven to be one of the most controversial candidates in these legislative elections, dotted with personal scandals and weighed down by a erratic speech. And the model of Trump-endorsed celebritywhich was also noted in November resounding failures of the most extremist candidates and other celebrities like Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Senate race in Pennsylvania, has remained back in evidence.
The former president had already failed in the state when many of the candidates he endorsed in Republican primaries for offices like governor and secretary of state fell to the other Republicans Trump sought to punish for not having supported their attempts to not certify the results of the 2020 presidential elections, an interference that has him subject to a judicial investigation in Georgia. And many voters who voted for those Republicans who resisted Trump in November did not vote for Walker instead, forcing a runoff this Tuesday in which he has failed again.