It’s been almost six years since Republicans took over the U.S. Senate, and Republicans have not been shy about touting their historic achievement.
“The Democrats took control of the Senate by a landslide in 2012,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said during a press conference this week.
Democrats took control in 2006, 2006 and 2010.
Since then, they’ve taken back the Senate for the first time in 60 years.
And, they’re not done yet.
Republicans will be in charge of the House of Representatives from 2018 through 2026.
The Senate’s re-election has been a hot-button topic, as Republicans have faced criticism over how they’ve handled their re-elections.
A poll conducted by ABC News last year found that only 35 percent of Republicans thought the Senate should be re-elected, while 52 percent of Democrats thought it should be.
The majority of Americans think that the Senate’s work should be focused on repealing President Donald Trump’s health care law, according to a Gallup poll last year.
President Donald Trump is flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.W.) as they arrive at a swearing-in ceremony for their newly appointed National Security Advisor, retired Lt.
Gen. Keith Kellogg in the Cabinet Room of the White House on January 31, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Trump holds up a copy of the Bible at a news conference announcing that he is nominating retired Lt-Gen. Keith Kelly as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (L) shakes hands with Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R) and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell at the U