Newly empowered Dems take aim at Trump business conflicts
- Author: Santos West Nov 09, 2018,
Nov 09, 2018, 0:36
Another article in The Atlantic entitled 'America, Now More Divided Than (Almost) Ever' said that "in a country where the Republicans have won the popular vote only once in the past 25 years of presidential elections, Tuesday's results are in part a picture of how much power is tilted away from Democrats structurally".
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. "And she lost. Too bad, sorry about that, Mia!"
He didn't sound very sorry.
Gideon said her new caucus, which includes 49 women and 40 men, was very much aligned with Mills and the incoming governor's agenda. "This must begin immediately, and if not, then a Democratic Congress will make this a priority in January", he said. Trump's remarks shared his predecessors' candor but none of their humility. But she didn't want to have that embrace.
William Hill said that Trump's odds had drifted slightly, but agreed he was still the favourite. Bob Hugin, I feel badly because I think that's something that could've been won, a race that could've been won.
On election night, White House political director Bill Stepien explained, "these are Trump states and his record of achievements going back to his historic 2016 victory put these races in play". 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. But Trump, who is preternaturally connected to the GOP base - for a NY businessman, in particular - understands that many Americans are deeply concerned about events like the migrant caravan. The specifics of their arguments differ, but the central thesis is the same.
The Republican party has now been pushed into a minority, but they gathered strength in the Senate.
Mallory McMorrow, a first-time Democratic candidate from Royal Oak who flipped a GOP state Senate seat, said she was motivated to run for office after seeing a viral video of students at Royal Oak Middle School chanting "build the wall" after the 2016 election, mirroring the language at Trump campaign rallies. Within minutes of their victory being confirmed, Democrats were already threatening to go after Trump's tax returns. Marsha Blackburn, who was elected Tuesday to replace Corker, made Trump's endorsement a centerpiece of her campaign-a fitting analogy for the transformation of the GOP on the national stage.
Republicans were forecast to have defeated several Democratic senators in states won by Trump - Florida, Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota.
In total, the Democrats lost out on the majority by seven percentto the Republicans, retaining 44 of 100 seats in the chamber.
The Judiciary Committee, expected to be headed by current senior Democrat Jerry Nadler, has its eyes on business conflicts of Mr Trump's family. "All you are going to do is end up in back and forth and back and forth". The "sorry, Mia" might have been typical Trumpian ad-libbing, but the rest was decidedly not.
While voters across most demographic groups considered Kavanaugh important as they cast ballots, there were wide differences in concern over the underlying issue. This was not Trump talking off the cuff. This was a race Trump had taken a personal interest in because Tester was involved in tanking the nomination of White House doctor Ronny Jackson to become VA secretary.
It's telling that one of the strongest rebukes of Trump's comments about Love and other Republicans who lost on Tuesday came from Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Penn.), who said on Twitter that he was "disgusted" by the performance. They cracked congressional maps drawn to favor Republicans and seized an array of open seats, while also felling longtime incumbents who had grown complacent.
Trump may not care much.
"It's the second year of the presidency, as you know, and we tend to vote against the president's party", Ron Weiser, Michigan Republican Party chairman, told a subdued gathering of his party mates in Lansing just before Bill Schuette's concession speech.