The 2018 election did not reveal the long-anticipated “Blue Wave” but it did reveal a Blues Wave by “Cyin’ Chuck Schumer in the Senate.
Americans stampeded to the polls Tuesday in a midterm election that was as much a referendum on President Trump’s policies and personality as it was about control of Congress.
The NY Post reports,
While votes were still being counted across the country, Democrats were expected to gain about 33 seats in the House, well over the 23 they needed to take control of the chamber for the first time since 2010.
But the blue wave didn’t wash over the Senate, where the GOP was poised to add to its razor-thin 51-49 majority.
Democrats also lost the nationally watched Senate race in Texas and the Florida and Georgia races for governor.
The president seemed in good spirits, despite his party’s House defeat, which imperils his agenda.
“Tremendous success tonight! Thank you to all,” Trump tweeted shortly after 11 p.m.
He even called incoming Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to offer congratulations.
With a House majority, Democrats will have the power to investigate Trump’s tax returns and possible conflicts of interest, and can challenge his overtures to Saudi Arabia, Russia and North Korea.
They also could force Trump to scale back his legislative ambitions, possibly dooming his promises to build a border wall with Mexico, pass a second major tax cut package or carry out his hard-line policies on trade and immigration.
Pelosi said her party had no interest in trying to impeach the president — a position that could change depending on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“We are not going after the Republicans the way that they came after us,” she said. “For those who want impeachment, that’s not what our caucus is about.”
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