Democrats were successful in flipping the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election. They seized control of the chamber for the first time since before the 2010 midterms. The Democratic Party needed a net total of 23 seats from the Republicans to have a majority of 218 seats or more in the House.
“Tomorrow will be a new day in America,” Nancy Pelosi said at a DC victory party.
The Democrats picked up a seat in Florida’s 27th District through Donna Shalala, who served as secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton, victory against Maria Elvira Salazar.
Former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor Mikie Sherrill captured New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District for the Democrats.
Even with the House lost, Republicans countered the loss by grasping a few toss-up districts, such as Kentucky’s 6th, representing Lexington. Republican incumbent Andy Barr fended off a spirited challenge from retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath, the first woman to fly an F-18 combat mission for the Marine Corps.
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The Democrats victory gives them the ability to launch investigations into the president and try to stop his agenda. But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders minimized likely Democratic gains.
“Maybe you get a ripple, but I certainly don’t think that there’s a blue wave,” Sanders told reporters, pointing to several early Republican wins.
As for Republicans retaining control of the Senate, she called it “a huge moment and victory for the president.”
Sanders said candidates who welcomed Trump did better at the polls.
“Most of the candidates that the president actually went in and campaigned for and who embrace the president are doing well tonight,” she said.
As you listen to Sanders in the clip below, let us know what you think. Do you agree with how she interprets the results of the election? Is this a huge win for President Trump?
Credit: NY Post