Republicans make history by retaining control of the Senate while losing the House
Republicans have managed to keep control of the U.S. Senate, which represents great news for President Donald Trump and his supporters.
On Tuesday, November 6, Republicans pulled through and strengthened their grip on the Senate, and that will prove valuable considering the Democratic win at the U.S. House of Representatives.
As reported by BBC, by controlling the Senate, Republicans may be able to stop Democrats from launching unwanted investigations into Trump's affairs.
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US mid-terms update:— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 7, 2018
• Democrats win control of House of Representatives
• Republicans retain control of Senate
• Record number of women appear set for Congresshttps://t.co/XwwtezMXDi #ElectionNight pic.twitter.com/xOekI1v1Ao
Keeping Republicans at the Senate will provide the President with the power to appoint more conservative federal judges, as well as agency officials, to shield his agenda.
CNN's latest US midterms projections:— CNN (@CNN) November 7, 2018
- Democrats take control of the House of Representatives
- Republicans retain majority in Senate
- First openly gay governor elected in Colorado
- First Native American women & first Muslim women elected to Congresshttps://t.co/0StrlRfCMb
KEEPING DEMOCRATS AT BAY
This way, Democrats won't have the chance to investigate Trump's administration and he will keep their forces in check, which perfectly suits his interests.
With the Senate under Republican power, Robert Mueller's investigation of a possible Russian intervention during the 2016 Presidential elections and alleged obstruction of justice remains under control.
Republicans retain control of the Senate, with key victories in Indiana, Texas and North Dakota. Democrats are projected to win the House of Representatives #Midterms2018https://t.co/JMNDqdL4wM #ElectionNight pic.twitter.com/kaI6dKGs1r— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 7, 2018
HAVING THE UPPER HAND
It has been reported that Republicans are truly benefiting from a lopsided election-year map, considering that Democrats are at a disadvantage, having to defend nearly three times the seats as the GOP.
But, although Republicans have the Senate, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives and this can prove to be a problem for the Trump administration.
They gained more than the 23 seats required to take over the lower chamber of Congress and will now have the power to shoot down Trump's legislative plans, including the famous wall that he promised to build between the U.S. and Mexico.
Breaking News: One-party rule in Washington is over: Democrats won the seats needed to take the House after capturing districts where President Trump is unpopular. https://t.co/qvd5gGTdcJ— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 7, 2018
According to specialists, although the situation is not entirely ideal for the President, it may end up benefiting him because he could choose between accusing the Democrats of obstruction or try to make deals in order to get legislation through.