UVA Center for Politics director discusses what’s next with Democrats controlling all three branches of government

UVA Center for Politics director discusses what’s next with Democrats controlling all three branches of government
Larry Sabato

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -With the two Senate wins in Georgia, Democrats win control of the Senate. For the first time since 2008, Democrats will control all three branches of government. Now, University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato weighs in on what that means for the country.

Sabato says there will certainly be another round of COVID-19 relief, likely with $2000 direct stimulus to many Americans.

He says president-elect Joe Biden’s choices already reflect a shift in tone.

“We already have an example of the difference. Who did he just nominate for attorney general? Merrick Garland. Merrick Garland could not have been nominated if Republicans were still in control of the Senate,” Sabato said.

Sabato says the Biden administration will now be able to pass its agenda unobstructed but says there is not any margin of error so Republicans will still play a role in Washington.

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