'Two Can Play That Game.' Trump Preemptively Threatens Retaliatory Investigations Against Democrats

10 November, 2018, 03:43 | Author: Myra Gill
  • The blue wave never came but voters did rebuke a heedless headstrong president

"Two can play that game!"

Ted Cruz (R) beat back a green wave of out-of-state Democrat money. "I mean, I think she could have won that race, but she didn't want to have any embrace". Besides which, Trump's famously thin-skin, counter-punching instincts and impulse-control issues (especially on Twitter, where he will probably have colorful nicknames for top Democrats even before they start wielding gavels in January) all figure to make the presidential relationship with the House more, not less, fraught. But Congress could not remove him from office without a conviction by a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate, an unlikely scenario.

"While the GOP attempts to divide and distract the public from their tax scam for the rich and their assault on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and people with pre-existing conditions, Democrats across the country are focused on bringing people together", Nancy said in a letter to her colleagues, per NBC News. The Republicans captured the statehouse in Alaska, where it had been held by an Independent.

Fuelled by a steady diet of chocolate, she crisscrossed 30 cities in a 31-day rush aimed at boosting Democratic candidates.

Scott's win also gives Florida two Republican senators for the first time in more than a century, since the post-Civil War Reconstruction era. This after Pelosi's party took back the majority of seats in that body, while GOP deepened its hold on the Senate, in a midterm elections that had everyone declaring victory this morning. He also will now have to deal with countless legal battles as every committee within the House of Representatives will be led by a Democrat.

We can tell a little bit of his probable leanings from the way that he and his administration conducted the closing days of the campaign, leaning in on a friendly Senate map while abandoning a House fight which most political observers wrote off. Trump will declare himself the victor of the night and the savior of a Senate that was never in real danger of turning Democratic because he campaigned for winners in states that had voted for him (never mind the Democratic survivor in West Virginia, for example). "We are still on the verge of history, and the best is yet to come". Heidi Heitkamp lost her re-election bid to Kevin Cramer.

The Democrats simply meeting expectations may not be sexy, but we shouldn't understate the importance of doing so: One-party rule is over.

Properly considered, this was a stark rebuke of the Republican Party and President Trump, which had pushed nearly all their political chips onto the bigotry square over the last few weeks.

Accusations of race-baiting dogged Kemp, 55, and DeSantis, 40, who denied the allegations.


Trump added that Democrats have "nothing, zero" on him. Bill Nelson loses his recount in Florida.

Republicans still control the Senate after Tuesday's midterms.

The Democratic Party said it flipped at least six state legislative chambers on the strength of local races. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Susan Collins of Maine.

Democrats, playing catch-up after a net loss of 13 governorships and more than 900 state legislative seats during the eight-year Obama administration, fielded their largest slate of legislative candidates in more than three decades.

This was a midterm election in which both parties took some lumps, but could also take some satisfaction.

Governors and hundreds of legislators elected this year will be in office when congressional districts are redrawn after the 2020 Census.

Republican already are sounding warnings about obstructive partisan abuses and threats, saying the Democrats will harass and try to immobilize the Trump administration in the guise of congressional investigations.

Despite all the hype surrounding Gillum, he failed to gain as many votes as his senatorial counterpart, incumbent Democrat Sen.

In Colorado, Democrat Jared Polis became the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a USA state. Further, Democrats had an underwhelming performance in OH, where gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray lost and incumbent senator Sherrod Brown won by only six points against a weak Republican.

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