[Ed. – A preview of the 2022 midterms?]
House Democrats’ majority shrunk as Rep. Julia Letlow (R-La.) is slated to be sworn into office on Wednesday.
Letlow is joining the lower chamber after her husband, Luke Letlow, died of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus earlier this year. Julia Letlow won a special election in March.
With Letlow being sworn in, Republicans have 212 seats in the House compared with the Democrats’ 218 seats. Tie votes fail in the House, which means that Democrats cannot pass legislation if three or more of their members defect and the Republican Party fully opposes them.
And specifically, with such a narrow majority, it means that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) can only afford to lose two Democrat votes on a bill on any legislation opposed by all Republicans. It will leave Pelosi and her caucus with a small room for error. …