Three rea­sons Repub­li­cans could lose their House major­i­ty before 2024

Three reasons Republicans could lose their House majority before 2024

With Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) announc­ing he will retire at the end of the year, Rep. George Santos’s (R‑NY) expul­sion, and Rep. Bill John­son (R‑OH) leav­ing for anoth­er role, House Repub­li­cans could lose their major­i­ty before 2024.
House Repub­li­cans hold a razor-thin four-seat major­i­ty, but that num­ber will drop to two going into the new year. The mar­gin for error for House Repub­li­cans is essen­tial­ly invis­i­ble.
KEVIN MCCARTHY LEAVING CONGRESS AT END OF YEAR: ‘LEAVING THE HOUSE BUT NOT THE FIGHT’
Kevin McCarthy
The House is at 221–213 with Santos’s seat vacant, and the depar­tures of McCarthy and John­son will leave Repub­li­cans with only three votes they can afford to lose.

For­mer House Speak­er Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) speaks with reporters as Repub­li­cans meet to decide who to nom­i­nate to be the new House speak­er Tues­day, Oct. 24, 2023, on Capi­tol Hill in Wash­ing­ton.
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McCarthy announced Wednes­day that he will step down from Con­gress at the end of the year, leav­ing Cal­i­for­ni­a’s 20th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict to hold a spe­cial elec­tion …