With Republicans having gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Florida Democrats continue to sound the alarm, warning of the incoming Republican majority. Florida Rep. Anna V. Eskamani (D) warned her constituents about what a Republican House means for American politics. It’s “complete control by the Republican Party” said Eskamani, urging her constituents to get as involved in the political process as they possibly can.
Republicans gained 7 seats in the 2020 midterm election while Democrats lost 9, but Democrats were able to maintain control of the U.S. Senate.
Given that the House of Representatives now has a Republican majority, Eskamani told her social media followers that this will negatively impact American politics in numerous ways. For example, the Republican Party is now able “to wave whatever rule they want,” which extends to protocols for moving bills and amendments that can be filed and cannot be filed.
“By waving the rules, you can pretty much do whatever you want to do, and they have the votes to do that,” she said, adding that Republicans now “have the votes to pass public records exemptions and constitutional ballot Amendment.” This, she says, the GOP will use to hide information from the public.
Eskamani warned that Republicans now have the authority to make way for “impeachment of cabinet members or removal of fellow members.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R) had signaled this earlier this month when he mentioned that Democrats like California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) would no longer be serving on the Intel Committee because of his prior relationship with a Chinese spy.
Calling for Floridians to be as engaged "in the State Legislative process" as possible, Eskamani warned that Florida could have a Super Majority in both chambers.
Floridians "want to see a government that works for them. Not further culture wars or divide us or a focus on the richest of corporations," she affirmed.