Democrats celebrated Sen. Raphael Warnock’s victory over Republican Herschel Walker in the Georgia runoff election on Wednesday, but the GOP was split over what went wrong in the Peach State.
Democrats will hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate as of January thanks to Warnock’s victory. The tiny edge allows Democrats to fully dominate committees, speeding up the confirmation of President Biden’s nominations for administrative and judicial positions.
Kamala Harris, the vice president, is no longer need to cast the deciding vote to advance contentious legislation or confirm Biden appointees thanks to the margin. In her 29 votes as vice president since entering office in January 2021, Harris has made the difference 29 times.
“The 51-seat majority’s practical effects: It’s large.