In the first major election since Donald Trump became president, the Democrats have regained their majority in the House of Representatives – allowing them to block much of the President’s agenda.
In one of the most eagerly-anticipated US midterm elections in recent memory, the Democrats were on course to gain the 23 seats they needed to capture the Republican-held House.
As a clear picture of the results began to emerge, Trump attempted to put a positive spin on the night, tweeting that the results were, in fact, a “tremendous success”.
But while his Republican party entrenched their control of the US Senate, making it easier for Trump to continue appointing judges, the result is far more devastating to Trump than he is letting on.
Legendary CBS journalist, Dan Rather, spelled it out: “Democratic control of the House will change the course of history.
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is a very big deal.”
So What Does It All Actually Mean?
Put simply, a majority in the House of Representatives means Democrats now have the numbers to vote down President Trump’s legislative agenda.
The very fact Republicans lost control of House is a blow to Trump as midterm elections are generally seen as a vote of confidence in the President’s agenda to date.
For Trump, there’s no hiding the fact that a wave of dissatisfaction fuelled people’s votes.
The Big One – Impeachment
Democrats have already said they will push for Trump’s impeachment if they were to take back control of the House.
If evidence surfaces that he obstructed justice or that his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, then the…