Donald Trump claims victory in midterms despite losing House control

  • Donald Trump claims victory in midterms despite losing House control

Donald Trump claims victory in midterms despite losing House control

Whitmer, Coyle said, she didn't shy away from sexism in the campaign while sticking to messages about key issues. It was a role reversal from just days ago, when he warned voters of her "radical" agenda.

There are 12 unsettled races for Republican-held seats in the House of Representatives, leaving open the possibility that Democrats could claim some of them when vote-counting is finished and add to the net gain of 30 seats they have achieved in taking control of the House for the first time in eight years when the new Congress takes office in early January.

More recently, she has become one of Trump's fiercest critics, going so far as to call for his impeachment.

Yet ascent of the California Democrat is nowhere near guaranteed. They are reluctant to shout the name "Pelosi" when the cameras zoom in during the first roll call of Congress, fearful of the attack ads that will be launched against them.

President Trump wants as much as $5 billion to fund the southern border wall, but senior House Democratic advisers have told ABC News that Democrats, with a newly-reclaimed majority - will be loathe to provide one cent for that kind of funding.

The two have reasons to cooperate.

In fact, the incumbent president's party has lost an average of 37 seats in midterm elections since WWII. They talked on election night about doing an infrastructure package and lowering health care costs, particularly around prescription drugs, priorities for both sides.

Those backgrounds created a sense of authenticity voters responded to, said Maeve Coyle, a spokeswoman for EMILY's List in Washington, D.C., a group that works to elect Democratic women to office.

To get this hard task right, Democrats must recognize why the voters engineered a transfer of power that has marginalized noxious partisans like Devin Nunes, the chair of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, and empowered watchdogs like the man who will take the gavel from him: veteran prosecutor Adam Schiff.

"Democrats come to this majority with the responsibility not to Democrats - it's not to Democrats or Republicans - it's to the United States of America", she said.

"We will take our oversight responsibilities seriously, both with respect to the intelligence agencies under our charge but also with respect to any work left undone in the Russian Federation probe by the majority", Schiff told ABC News. Whoever has a majority of votes wins.

There is little doubt House Democrats will go into overdrive with investigations of Trump, using their newfound power to hold hearings and subpoena witnesses. Each is poised to move up a slot.

Sanders, who is considering another run at the Democratic nomination in 2020, has often derided the Trump as a fraud who lied to struggling Americans during his campaign.

Governor-elect Mike DeWine waves to supporters after speaking at the Ohio Republican Party event Tuesday in Columbus. "Ya es tiempo de un cambio!" he echoed his statement in Spanish.

He also put the onus on Democrats.

Three others announced their runs for assistant leader, the new No. 4 post, including Rep.

As the final votes are counted, it is clear that Americans are still polarized when it comes to Trump and his controversial policies.

Trump endorsed Pelosi's bid to be speaker of the House on Wednesday morning, after the GOP lost the lower chamber in an election bloodbath. The Tweeter-In-Chief was unusually reserved during the midterms, tweeting "Tremendous success tonight. Those that did not, say goodbye!"

Brown said in his victory speech after defeating Trump-backed 4th-term U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci that his victory showed that "progressives can win and win decisively in the heartland".

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. "We were in the minority in the Republican caucus, but the middle is where things happen". Many Democrats felt her testimony was sufficient evidence to consider Kavanaugh guilty of the accusations, and refused to confirm him. Tester of Montana almost lost his race too, barely claiming victory the day after the election, despite strong predictions in his favor and that many perceived his Republican challenger as not authentically Montanan.

Trump's endorsement of Pelosi seems rather interesting, as Pelosi has a very negative image across America, but not in her own party. He said he would be happy to help "supply her the necessary votes".