MIDTERMS: Democrats Take House, Republicans Hold Senate
Democrats are projected to gain control of the House. Republicans have retained control of the Senate.
Fox News was first to project that flipping of the House on Tuesday night, after Democrats were expected to take more than the 23 seats they needed to retake a majority after eight years outside of it.
Fox can now project that Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, dealing a major setback to President Trump’s legislative agenda and giving fresh hope to liberals who want to investigate and perhaps even impeach the president
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 7, 2018
“A lot of listeners out there, their heads are exploding, but this is going to be a very different Washington,” Fox News anchor Chris Wallace reacted after Fox announced their projection.
He’s right: for the first two years of Trump’s presidency, the Republican-controlled chamber has protected President Donald Trump and worked to advance his agenda. It’s Nancy Pelosi‘s House now, and Adam Schiff is going to replace Devin Nunes as chairman of the House intelligence committee. Yikes.
House intel committee will go from running interference for Trump on Russia to launching flurry of new investigative fronts. Look for @RepAdamSchiff to summon Trump Jr., Kushner back. For HPSCI to mine Mueller work, dig into DeutcheBank, probe every convo with Kislyak.
— Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) November 7, 2018
Democrats failed to take the Senate, which, as the Washington Post notes, leaves the chamber as a GOP-controlled “check against Democrats’ ability to pass partisan legislation through Congress.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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