Trump Complains About GOP Incumbents Who Didn't Embrace Him And Lost

Trump Complains About GOP Incumbents Who Didn't Embrace Him And Lost

This week was the American electorate's first opportunity to render a national verdict on Trump's presidency, and the national vote did not follow the aforementioned script. Turnout and enthusiasm were high, but the results were mixed: although the Democrats have won enough seats to regain the House of Representatives, Republicans have strengthened their hold on the Senate.

Pelosi spoke as Democrats closed in on control of the House.

Two other key Democratic lawmakers, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who will nearly certainly head the House Oversight Committee, and Adam Schiff of the Intelligence Committee, have both called for new oversight of Trump and his administration, probes often blocked by majority Republicans in the past two years.

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. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes.

Washington analysts say they expect that Mueller, now that the election is over, will soon release more information from his investigation and possibly indict more figures tied to Trump's 2016 campaign. The parties of first-term presidents tend to lose seats in both chambers in the first midterm elections.

With results still coming in, Republicans had a chance to increase their majority in the Senate. From suburban House districts where voters rebelled, to red states where they rallied behind him, Trump remained the center of the storm.

He noted that former President Obama lost a net 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm election and former President Bill Clinton lost 54 in the 1994 midterm election, but Trump only lost less than 30 seats. They included New Jersey Sen Cory Booker, California Sen Kamala Harris, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Views on sexual harassment diverged similarly: About 8 in 10 said they see it as a "serious problem", and almost two-thirds of them voted Democratic. He argued that the reason Democrats won a majority in the House is "not because they went far left", pointing to moderate candidates like Virginia's Abigail Spanberger, who unseated Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) in a surprise victory.

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. In addition, at least 13 women won Senate seats.

Meanwhile, several 2020 presidential prospects easily won re-election, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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For Trump, the evening unfolded at a watch party in the White House residence, where the East Room and the State Dining Room were set up with large-screen TVs.

Working on just a few hours' sleep after a heavy final day of campaigning, Trump spent much of Tuesday on the phone, checking in with friends and advisers, talking to state and national Republican Party officials and White House aides to get a picture of what to expect. Republican incumbent Andy Barr fended off a strong challenged from Democrat Amy McGrath, a Naval Academy graduate and the first female U.S. Marine to pilot an F/A-18 Hornet in combat, in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.

Although Ronald Reagan would be aghast at Trump's protectionism and exclusionary nativism, the GOP is now Trump's party.

And the women elected this year are overwhelmingly Democratic.

About 4 in 10 voters choose health care as the most important issue facing the country, and 7 in 10 say the nation's health care system needs major changes, the exit polling shows.

Democrats boasted record diversity on ballots.

In suburban areas where key House races were decided, female voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin. He served as vice chairman of Trump's now-defunct commission on voter fraud.

Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others were running LGBT candidates and Muslims.

As of early Wednesday, voters were on track to send at least 99 women to the House, surpassing the previous record of 84.