Biden Pessimistic About Dems Keeping Control of the House

President Biden on Monday for the first time indicated he didn’t think that Democrats would keep control of the House of Representatives.

 “I think we’re going to get very close in the House, but I don’t think we’re gonna make it,” said Biden.

The New York Times tracker of the latest House races shows Democrats with 204 seats, Republicans with 212 seats, and 19 undecided races left to be counted and called. The threshold is 218 for control.

  • Biden was responding to questions at the end of a press conference that followed his bilateral meeting with Xi Jinping, Chinese Chairman.
  • Biden and Xi met face-to-face on Monday for their first in-person meeting at the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia. It was the first time the two have met face-to-face since Biden took office.