Trump Declares Midterm Victories, Warns Democrats About Probes

  • Trump Declares Midterm Victories, Warns Democrats About Probes

Trump Declares Midterm Victories, Warns Democrats About Probes

With control of Congress, statehouses and the president's agenda at stake, some of the nation's top elections were too close to call.

However, with a well-established majority in the Senate, the Republicans have managed to gather a larger amount of seats than they had before Midterms began. Republicans fell short in CT, but appear well-positioned to gain one in Alaska (where the incumbent "independent" governor dropped out of the race and endorsed the Democrat).

The Democrats' wish list includes hearings advancing alternatives to White House policies on climate change, refugees and migration, according to a Democratic aide, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the plans more frankly.

In a statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders called Acosta's behavior "absolutely unacceptable" and said his White House press pass would be suspended "until further notice".

Two issues more than any others were on voters' minds.

Numerous winning candidates campaigned on the need for better health care for all Americans.

"Tremendous success tonight", Trump said.

The political and practical stakes were sky-high.

After two years of being blocked by the White House and the Trump Organization, Democrats hope the new year brings a new day on such issues as foreign government spending at Trump properties, Trump's foreign licensing deals, Trump administration ties to lobbyists and special interests, and spending by Trump's charitable foundation. At the same time, there could be regular reports about what the committee staff has found in subpoenaed records - perhaps Trump's tax returns, his company's internal financial documents, the records of his various oligarch partners in the former Soviet Union, and e-mails and other digital messages between Trump's team and people in Russian Federation.

Some Democrats have already vowed to force the release of his tax returns.

"Keeping the Senate will allow the Republicans to maintain control over nominations".

The Republican party has now been pushed into a minority, but they gathered strength in the Senate. Democrat Andy Kim declared victory over Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), the architect of the compromise weakening preexisting conditions protections that got Obamacare repeal through the House a year ago.

Of Pelosi, who with her party capturing the majority of seats Tuesday stands to become the next speaker of the House, Trump tweeted that she "deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by Democrats", that "she has earned this great honor", and even suggested some Republicans could vote for her, if Democrats "give her a hard time". The GOP's grip on high-profile governorships in Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin were at risk as well.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a post-election press conference in the White House.

Overall, 6 in 10 voters said the country was headed in the wrong direction, but roughly that same number described the national economy as excellent or good.

Mr. Schumer's position as leader appears safe despite having lost seats in his first election in charge.

He bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation.

Mr Trump ran the same sort of bruising and divisive campaign that he used to win the presidency.

The president's current job approval, set at 40 per cent by Gallup, was the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era.

Most past presidents have suffered reversals during the midterms.

Democrats needed to pick up two dozen seats to seize the House majority and two seats to control the Senate.

Joe Biden to be the Democrat Nominee for 2020: into 5/1 from 14/1. And in New Jersey, Democrats re-elected embattled Sen.

"We've lost one, two, three seats tops", he said.

Republicans won governor races in the traditionally blue states of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maryland.

In south Florida, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.

And outside Richmond, Virginia, one-time tea party favorite Rep. Dave Brat lost to Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative motivated to run for office after the GOP vote to gut the Affordable Care Act.

Similarly, many Americans understand that if Trump nastily attacks African Americans like Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.

In the Senate, only a third of the total 100 seats were up for reelection, with 35 spaces for new Senators.