Now that the midterm elections have come to a close, the votes are completely counted. Republican majority control over the senate has increased from 51 to 54, while the Democrats have gained majority control over the House of Representatives. This gives Nancy Pelosi and the left wing enough power to block key presidential decisions. For example, Democrats may vote to conduct investigations and seek impeachment of the President. They also have the power to reverse progress on building a wall along the southern border, which would prevent multitudes of undocumented immigrants from invading the country.
Additionally, Nancy Pelosi may not, after all, become speaker of the house. According to NBC News, a growing number of democrats (over 50) say they would refuse to support her as speaker of the House.
According to Fox News, Republicans will continue adding to the already impressive 29 circuit court judges confirmed during Trump’s first two years. That’s a record for any modern president. Smart Democrats are bitterly aware of this development, with the minority recently lashing out at McConnell for pushing through judicial nominees while the Senate was technically in recess.
Still, ever-hopeful Democrats are crossing their fingers that the 2020 Senate elections might give them a shot at retaking the upper chamber.
President Trump stated in an interview, "It was a big day yesterday. Incredible day. And last night the Republican Party defied history to expand our Senate majority while significantly beating expectations in the House in a midterm year."