Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump says U.S. government will halt if House Democrats investigate him

Trump says U.S. government will halt if House Democrats investigate him

One Republican who announced his retirement ahead of the midterms, Representative Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania, angrily fired back at the president. But in reality, it wasn't - it was a bad loss, a repudiation; the real weakness evident in the two parts of the country where he needs to win to get re-elected suggests Trump will just be a weakened president over the next two years.

He named checked several GOP candidates who lost Tuesday. "I'm proud of what happened. Sorry about that, Mia", he said. All of this adds up to a night of unsafe erosion for the Republican Party in the region of the United States with the two biggest states, California and Texas.

Still, he celebrated GOP success in expanding the party's majority in the Senate and seemed to blame losing candidates for distancing themselves from him and his unorthodox methods.

Democrats seized at least 26 seats to gain a majority that could stymie his agenda and lead to investigation of his administration.

"I plan to shine a light on waste, fraud and abuse in the Trump administration", Cummings said Wednesday. She says Democrats will find common ground when they can and stand their ground when necessary.

With three more committee members running for other offices, come January, half of the 24 Republicans who wrote the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will no longer be in Congress.

Trump's show of support for Pelosi is not entirely out of character. Both are deal makers.

"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. Another new Massachusetts House member, Ayanna Pressley, also has said she doesn't know yet who she'll back for speaker.

Following the press conference, he announced in a tweet he had fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation that has shadowed his administration for more than 18 months, Mr Trump said that he could end it now but lets it continue.


When Trump called on NBC's Peter Alexander, who defended Acosta - "I'm not a big fan of yours, either", the president said - Acosta yelled a question about pipe bombs.

With control of the House, the Democrats now have powers to subpoena and investigate allegations of corruption and misconduct by officials in the Trump administration, including the president himself.

"Mainers have entrusted you with the future of our state and to represent all of the people", he said.

Democrats stormed to victory in the House, powered by a disparate coalition of young people, minorities, women, and suburban white voters who mobilized in opposition to the president. And when PBS Newshour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked him if he thought his rhetoric emboldened white nationalists he called it "such a racist question".

He scorned Utah's Mia Love and Virginia's Barbara Comstock.

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he envisaged Republicans and Democrats working together on infrastructure and healthcare after US voters delivered a split verdict in hard-fought midterm elections. "Two can play that game!" the president wrote on Twitter on November 7.

No, Donald Trump says an election in which his party lost the House was actually a good night. All the while, the Senate is set to continue to methodically confirm Trump's nominees to the courts while holding a check on any Democrat-led legislation in the House.

Trump also took credit for Tuesday's results in another Tweet, saying "to any of the pundits or talking heads that do not give us proper credit for this great Midterm Election just remember two words-FAKE NEWS!"

Still, Trump will also have to answer for a scorched earth campaign on immigration in the final days that might have helped tip the House to Democrats, even if he can argue that his magnetism among his followers' candidates, such as Rep. Ron DeSantis, who won the Florida gubernatorial race, according to a CNN projection, Marsha Blackburn who will capture the Tennessee Senate race and Mike Braun, who defeated the incumbent Democratic Sen.

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