By any historical measure, Democrats stumbled in midterm elections, ceding several Senate seats and gaining only a precarious hold of the House of Representatives. In addition, any investigative action will also be countered with probes by the Republicans in the Senate, Trump warned. Democrats say questions remain about Russian money laundering and Trump's businesses.
And by combining this policy agenda with rigorous oversight of Trump and his administration by progressive Democrats like incoming Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler of NY and incoming Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Elijah Cummings of Maryland-both of whom are prepared to navigate an accountability moment that could see Robert Mueller's inquiry open up a serious debate about impeachment-Democrats can outmaneuver Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. But with a bigger Republican majority, McConnell will be able to comfortably confirm just about any nominee that Trump sends him and the Senate's focus on filling the federal judiciary with a generation of conservative judges will continue.
According to projections by The New York Times, Democrats will have 229 seats in the 435-member House while Republicans will hold 53 seats in the 100-member upper chamber of Congress, up from 51.
Trump demonstrated once again Tuesday night that when it comes to serving up red meat to the red states, he is an unparalleled talent who knows how to counterpunch.
Davis has not conceded, and she did not plan to make any public comments until Friday, when the county will produce the official count, a campaign spokesman said. The Rust Belt went back to the Democrats, with even pre-Trump Republican success stories like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker-who had already won two terms and beaten back a Democratic recall effort-going down to defeat.
"Mike, will you be my running mate?" Then he asked the reporter to change the subject. He said today that voters rebuked Senate Democrats over how they treated Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
She added: 'It's what I anticipate, I expect and what I thrive on'.
Welch said the power imbalance between House committees and the speaker's office reached new heights during Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's leadership and House Democrats will have to debate the issue moving forward.
That leaves the one place of true competition, the suburban voters, many of whom have long favoured Republicans but who staged a revolt against the President by voting for Democratic candidates.
McConnell eschewed further attempts to get him to respond to heated presidential rhetoric, refusing to call the migrant caravan - still hundreds of miles from the southern USA border - a "crisis", as Trump did in high profile campaign rallies created to turn out the GOP base.
"When you look at the races that we won in Florida, which we weren't expected to win, and Georgia, which we weren't expected to win, and OH, which we weren't expected to win, and won - I mean, you look at some of them, the number of votes that we got is incredible", Trump said.
"They can play that game, but we can play it better. We're not going to do any kind of threatening of anybody at this point", she said. The majority party in the House controls nearly all of the subpoena power and other investigative tools.
Representative Seth Moulton of Salem is about to get some serious reinforcements to his troop of Democrats who want to end Nancy Pelosi's 15-year reign as the leader of House Democrats.
Republicans complain that Democrats are mostly interested in assembling a case to impeach Trump. The Trump administration will face a level of scrutiny from Congress that it has not yet faced.
In fact, the incumbent president's party has lost an average of 37 seats in midterm elections since WWII. Rashida Tlaib became the first Arab-American woman ever elected to the House of Representatives.
He said: "I'm proud of what happened". Republicans have picked up at least one seat in the Senate, with races in Arizona and MS remaining undecided. But Trump is very resilient. "That's a firewall", GOP volunteer James Murr said. Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will become the first Native American women elected to Congress. Rep. Marsha Blackburn will win the race to represent Tennessee in the US Senate.
Democratic candidates gained more than the 23 seats they needed to take control of the House.
"Those that worked with me in this incredible Midterm Election, embracing certain policies and principles, did very well".
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