Democratic gains over GOP after midterms come with cautions

09 November, 2018, 19:29 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • The blue wave never came but voters did rebuke a heedless headstrong president

He is also planning to push House Democrats to move a bill increasing the federal minimum wage.

For example, Cummings and other Democratic lawmakers past year filed a federal lawsuit demanding disclosures of records to determine how Trump was approved by the General Services Administration to maintain the lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington after he became president.

Mr Trump was expected to further address the results at a White House news conference later on Wednesday.

He suggested they could co-operate on issues such as infrastructure, trade and health.

Noting that his Republican Party retained control of the upper chamber of the US Congress, he said that if Democrats in the House come after him "we've got a thing called the US Senate".

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. After two years in the wilderness, the party seized control of the House of Representatives, after getting at least 230 seats.

The Democrats have taken back the House of Representatives, "turned blue" a number of governorships and state legislatures, and already started discussions about investigations into President Trump and even impeachment.

"Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!" Tai has served in the Legislature only since June, after she won a special election. "We have to act on those issues, and we have to do it in a way that forces Trump and the Republicans to address them". "I really realized that we have to start locally and build back up, because we can not wait for the rhetoric to come from the top down".

In ill-tempered exchanges, he called a CNN correspondent "a rude, bad person" and told an NBC reporter: "I'm not a big fan of yours either".

He tweeted: "If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level".


And Jimmy Gomez, of California, said that those seeking to inflict revenge on Mr Trump were "wrong", tweeting that it was not "payback time" but "time to govern".

'They can play that game but we can play it better, ' he said at a White House press conference when asked about threats from House Democrats who want to investigate his financial records.

They argue that such favors to Trump include Chinese government trademarks for his companies, payments for hotel room stays and event-space rentals by representatives of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and proceeds from Chinese or Emirati-linked government purchases of office space in Trump Tower. Davis needs provisional, overseas and military ballots to wipe out a Tomlinson lead of 100 votes, or she will return to the House, where she also ran and was re-elected on Tuesday. Before the 2018 elections, one of the most dynamic new members of Congress, Massachusetts Democrat Ayanna Pressley, promised her constituents that "change is on the way". The president may say he wants "unity and peace and love" - but it's clear it will have to be on his terms. She's a formidable fund-raiser and delivered the electoral victory Democrats needed, they point out.

There are uncalled Senate contests in Arizona and Florida. But there is no equivalent to Stephen Miller or Peter Navarro on the foreign policy front, translating Trump's America First speeches into an even partial break with the national security status quo.

Mitt Romney, who won the Senate race in Utah, spoke strongly against Trump in 2016 but has since toned down the rhetoric and expressed somewhat measured support for several key points of Trump's agenda.

Many Republicans felt Democrats' handling of the Kavanaugh allegations were unfair and violated the spirit of due process.

GOP candidates also won races for attorney general, auditor, secretary of state and treasurer.

While 29-year old progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez captured the attention of progressives around the country with her surprising victory in the Democratic primary, her race was essentially over at that stage.

"We still live in a world where women face that", Coyle said, "and she hit the right tone in responding to all of that while staying true to herself". Other winners Tuesday included Sharice Davids from Kansas, one of the first two Native American woman elected to Congress, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman elected to Congress from MA.

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