Trump says 'too bad' to Republican losers who refused to embace him

Cornelia Mascio
Novembre 9, 2018

But the president warned he would not hesitate to retaliate if House Democrats use their committee powers in the next Congress to investigate members of his administration or his personal finances.

Instead, he could do something far bolder - namely, make moves to turn our interminable ideological stalemate into a genuine partisan realignment by dividing and conquering the new Democratic majority.

He took credit for Republicans having "defied history" by consolidating their grip on the Senate.

Meanwhile the Florida Senate race is heading for a recount after Republican Rick Scott got 50.21% and incumbent Bill Nelson 49.79% of the vote.

"They can play that game", he said of possible House Democratic investigations, "but we can play it better, because we have a thing called the United States Senate". It is because Americans understand that an unceasing influx of people can be complicated to absorb.

The Republicans lost the House by a comparatively small margin and gained firmer control of the Senate.

By comparison to the 29-seat loss suffered Tuesday by President Trump's Republican Party, President Obama's Democratic Party lost 63 seats in the in 2010 midterm elections.

They will have authority to request Trump's tax returns and subpoena power to obtain documents, emails and testimony.

President Donald Trump invites Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, onstage as he speaks at a rally at Alumni Coliseum in Richmond, Ky., Oct. 13, 2018. Two years later, she became the first woman of color elected to Congress in CT, and will represent the state's fifth congressional district, which includes Newtown, New Britain, and Woodbury.

Pelosi, speaking in a press conference following Trump's, signaled that Democrats have investigation plans ready. During the campaign, the Republican acknowledged the historic potential of her candidacy, but preferred to focus on issues rather than gender.

In locking down a majority, Democratic candidates flipped seats in several suburban districts outside Washington, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Denver and Dallas that were considered prime targets for turnover because they were won by Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Despite the advertisement of a fierce blue wave from the left, President Trump and the GOP weathered the steady light rain quite well.

Democrats could try to block major arms sales to Saudi Arabia and curtail U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, which the prince launched as defense minister in 2015.

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. A record number of women were running for Senate, House, governorships and state legislative seats. They contend the president is exploiting a humanitarian issue for "political gain".

The Republican side of the aisle elected mostly white men. Republicans' heavy hand in drawing district boundaries (Michigan is seen as one of the most politically gerrymandered states) was too much to overcome, he said.

In Texas, Sen Ted Cruz staved off a tough challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, whose record-smashing fundraising and celebrity have set off buzz he could be a credible 2020 White House contender.

Health care and immigration were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots, according to a survey of the American electorate by The Associated Press.

Tuesday's elections also tested the strength of a Trump-era political realignment defined by evolving divisions among voters by race, gender, and especially education. For many Americans, strength in these two areas is substantially more important than anything else that influences their vote.

Democrats failed to defeat a vulnerable incumbent in Kentucky, where Republican Rep. Andy Barr won over former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath.

Democrats saw wins come in for more moderate candidates. Trump's coalition has eroded somewhat, but it will be clear to both the president and party strategists that Republican partisanship and white identity politics are still intoxicating political forces. "If we won by one or two or three or four or five, that wouldn't happen, and the closer it is, the worse it is", he said.

In the leadup to the election, Republicans privately expressed confidence in their narrow Senate majority but feared the House could slip away.

In the House, Democrats will hold at least 222 seats to Republicans' 196. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) has won another term. Republican Ron DeSantis ousted Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum by less than one percentage point in a hotly contested race in Florida; Mike DeWine won the governorship in OH; and Republican Brian Kemp was ahead of Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams by 1.6 points with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

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