The GOP secures a majority in the House of Representatives to take legislative power away from the Democrats — and deliver a blow to Biden’s agenda.
INTERESTING HISTORY OF THE GOP
Politicians and newspapers began calling the Republican Party the ‘grand old party’ (and also the ‘gallant old party’) to emphasize its role in preserving the Union during the Civil War.
‘The grand old party saved the country and is still true to the principles that gave it birth,’ according to a platform statement in 1873.
The Republican Party was formed in 1854 by former members of the Whig Party to oppose the expansion of slavery into the western territories of America.
‘The grand old party has never changed its name, its purposes, or its principles, nor has it ever broken its pledges,’ a Kentucky governor (Beriah Magoffin) said in 1859 — and he was a Democrat!