Whereas we’re all nonetheless processing the national horror and tragedy that was Jan. 6, there’s nonetheless trigger for celebration and hope. The Congress was not stopped. It affirmed that Joe Biden is the president-elect and he’ll take workplace on Jan. 20.
As consequentially, there are two new Democratic senators—Democrats who flipped the state of Georgia and flipped management of the Senate. Rev. Raphael Warnock was declared the winner of his seat earlier than day’s finish Tuesday, and Jon Ossoff was declared victorious Wednesday afternoon, with his margin of victory massive sufficient to preclude a recount. By Jan. 22, the state’s deadline for certifying the outcomes, the Senate will probably be Democratic.
To say it will likely be narrowly Democratic is an understatement; the Senate will probably be tied. However with Vice President Kamala Harris to interrupt ties, Sen. Chuck Schumer will probably be Senate Majority Chief. It is laborious to know at this level how profoundly modified that physique will probably be by each the large quakes in each Georgia and Washington, D.C., however we’re already seeing the reverberations. The momentum for holding Trump and Republicans accountable is rising, and Schumer is stepping up. Republicans, for the second, are chastened by the occasions of the final 48 hours. There’s really legitimate hope for an aggressive Democratic Senate that may combat for a Biden-Harris agenda of progressive insurance policies. Ossoff and Warnock and the voters of Georgia, in addition to all of the volunteers and grassroots donors throughout the nation who helped, have proven the way in which.