Elizabeth Hoffman, Madeline Clough, Christian Hyde, Michael Buttner
The turmoil that played out last week over the race for the Speaker of the House of Representatives is an ominous sign of what is to come in the 118th Congress. The 2022 midterm elections revealed deep divisions within the United States. Far from a wave election in favor of either party, voters in many states split their tickets voting in one party at the statewide level while sending the opposite party to represent them in Congress. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Republicans gained the majority, but with extremely thin margins. Democrats held the Senate, but just barely.