Jim Banks Makes A Call To Action, Demands House GOP Walk It Off: 'Last Line Of Defense'
Both parties are confused following the midterm results—Or lack thereof. I was watching the news Friday and several networks were running pieces about 'tonight's election results'. Election day was freaking Tuesday! It's a mad house mess, and for sure, people are dumbstruck but some lawmakers have managed to keep their wits about them.
Like [IN] Republican Rep. Jim Banks who made a huge call to action for GOP members in the House. Whatever the final results end up being, no one is going to have a big victory or hold a real majority. This means that lawmakers have a hell of a lot of fights ahead.
Banks made the remarks during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” regarding his expectation that Republicans would win a slim House majority and must work together to defeat the Left’s policies over the next two years.
“Republicans will win the majority,” he said. “It will be a very slim majority, but we have an opportunity over the next two years to be the last line of defense to block the Biden agenda, and if we do that effectively and pass legislation that addresses the issues that the American people care about, bringing down inflation and gas prices, the border, the drug crisis in America, and the national security issues that keep America safe, I believe we can grow this slim majority into a much more healthier majority in the 2024 election.”
Banks noted the difficulty in passing legislation with the Senate under the Left’s control, emphasizing that the GOP has a duty to reduce costs for Americans.
“We have a responsibility to do that. Take inflation for example and energy production. Republicans said all along our top priority will be to make America energy independent again,” he added. “And I think we can do that in a way, putting bills on the floor with consensus among Republicans and a Republican plan to do that I would hope Democrats would come along and vote for too.”
The congressman’s words come as neither party has definitively won the House. Republicans are currently projected to win 211 of the 218 seats needed to form a majority.
WATCH: @RepJimBanks "Republicans will win the majority... we have an opportunity over the next 2 years to be the last line of defense to block the Biden agenda... I believe we can grow this slim majority into a much healthier majority in the 2024 election." #FoxNewsSunday pic.twitter.com/DJKAWtxRG0
— Fox News Sunday (@FoxNewsSunday) November 13, 2022
As I said, no matter who 'wins' the majority it will be by such a small margin that lawmakers will need to pull it together to block Biden's agenda. There is no time to complain, just walk it off and keep fighting.