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The Blue Wave 'Hit a Red Wall'

Democrats prepare to take on Trump
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2018 6:03 AM CST
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(Newser) – Tuesday's midterm elections gave Democrats control of the House and Republicans control of the Senate, a result more than one analyst has likened to a blue wave hitting a red wall. Politico predicts that with the Democrats controlling one house of Congress and the GOP "stranglehold" on power broken, two years of "intense legislative gridlock" lie ahead. The question of impeachment is expected to divide Democrats, though incoming committee chairs have already prepared subpoenas for investigations of the president. Nancy Pelosi, expected to run for House speaker, said Tuesday night that impeachment would "have to be bipartisan and the evidence would have to be so conclusive." In other coverage:

  • "Maybe you get a ripple." White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised GOP Senate wins as a "huge moment," but downplayed Democratic gains, the AP reports. "Maybe you get a ripple, but I certainly don't think that there's a blue wave." White House counselor Kellyanne Conway called for Democrats to work with Republicans, saying she doubted people wanted House Democrats to spend "even a fraction of their time investigating, instigating, trying to impeach and subpoena people."

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