Samuel Corum / Getty ImagesTrump supporters gather outside the US Capitol following a rally on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Samuel Corum / Getty Images)
The midterm elections of 2022 are already shaping up to be something like the nation experienced twice in relatively recent history: the Republican Revolution of 1994 and the Tea Party movement of 2010.
In both instances, a massive red wave swept the Republican Party back into control of the House of Representatives, and the Senate as well in 1994.
The GOP is much closer now to a majority than it was in either of those instances, making a takeover seem all the more likely: an even split in the Senate and down just 10 seats or so in the House.
What was the common denominator in both instances? An emboldened Democratic Party in control of the presidency and both chambers of Congress