Trump Vows ‘War-Like Posture’ If Democrats Investigate Him

Trump Vows ‘War-Like Posture’ If Democrats Investigate Him

Trump Vows ‘War-Like Posture’ If Democrats Investigate Him

President Donald Trump, emboldened by Republican election wins in the Senate and scornful of GOP candidates he felt didn't sufficiently embrace his support, delivered a stark warning to the new Democratic House majority on Wednesday: Investigate me, and I'll investigate you - and the government will grind to a halt.

Given how close key votes were in his first two years in office - most notably Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh (which narrowly passed) and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (which narrowly failed) - Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell no longer need to please every Republican Senator to get their way.

In Arizona, anti-Trump Jeff Flake also didn't seek reelection and will be replaced either by pro-Trump Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.

Most importantly of all, the Democrats took control of the House.

Touting his blitz of rallies, especially in the two months before the election, Trump said his vigorous campaigning "stopped the blue wave that they talked about", resulting in a "great victory".

Several major races are still pending. He even offered, perhaps sarcastically, to persuade Republican lawmakers to vote for her as speaker if some Democratic members refuse to support her.

On Wednesday, Democratic Sen. In 2016, Hillary Clinton's margin was just 2 percentage points. Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Mimi Walters (R-CA) now hold small leads, as does Republican Young Kim in an open Orange County seat, while Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) trails by a bit.

Republicans successfully fended off some of the most high-profile Democratic challengers in Beto O'Rourke (Texas Senate Seat), Stacey Abrams (Georgia Governor), and Andrew Gillum (Florida Governor).

Democrats will pick up between seven to nine House seats in this region, and while they came up short in the Iowa governor's race, they now control three of the four House seats there.

Whatever the final tally, Democrats' majority will be slim enough that they'll have to worry about defectors on both the right and left wings of their party.

"It's a long agenda", the Democratic aide said.

"It really could be a lovely, bipartisan type of situation". And she lost. Too bad.

While several US politicians raised concerns following the journalist's killing, with some calling for an end to US arms sales to the Saudi government, US President Donald Trump has largely been able to avoid responding to the outcry or holding US allies in Riyadh accountable, including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. "It's about restoring the constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration", Pelosi told a news conference.

She said Democrats aren't itching for fights, but will use Congress's oversight powers judiciously to expose wrongdoing within the administration.

In the exit polls taken last night, Trump's approval rating was 44 favourable, 55 unfavourable.

Kathy Cramer, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said she has been observing the suburban-rural split for a decade in her home state of Wisconsin. Overall, 43 percent of voters said they were very concerned about women not being believed when they make allegations of sexual misconduct, and another 35 percent were somewhat concerned. With Congress divided, the Senate might become even more protective of the president, thus providing a buffer against the onslaught of the Democrats (if they find it politically viable).

"Rhetoric doesn't solve the problem, and I think we're obviously going to have to address that now on a bipartisan basis".

Trump said that he was considering changes to his administration in the aftermath of the election, including to his cabinet.

President Trump often employs the power of positive thinking when it comes to his own shortcomings, choosing to promote the wins rather than wallow or search for lessons in the losses.

He said that holds true for the spending bills Congress must still negotiate by early December. We will fill in the gaps on the Russian investigations. However fanciful it all might seem in the moment, Trump wouldn't be the first president to cut across party lines in pursuit of a political boost following a midterm setback. This no doubt helped cost the GOP Virginia's 10th District - a Washington suburb where Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock was defeated Tuesday night. Voters who said the Kavanaugh hearings were very important broke for the Republican 60 percent to 40 percent in North Dakota, 56 percent to 42 percent in IN, and 53 percent to 44 percent in Missouri. But it reveals once again that Trump really feels no allegiance to the Republican Party, its voters, or its candidates.

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