Fox News and NBC called the House at 9:30 pm. EDT, declaring that Democrats have taken control of the chamber. So yes, Trump’s Republican Party has lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives, as predicted, but Democrats could well install Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the new Speaker — and that’s a gift that just keeps on giving.
The 78-year-old Democrat from California, who was House Speaker from 2007 until the GOP took control of the chamber in 2011, is poised to resume that powerful position — and she wants it.
Meanwhile, Rep. Maxine Waters, another California Democrat and one who has repeatedly called for Trump’s impeachment, could soon control her own committee — which would yield her the power to subpoena and control the fate of legislation.
Another California Democrat, Schiff could likely rise to chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, where he is now the ranking member.
Then there’s Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who would be poised to take over the House Judiciary Committee. Nadler could work with Schiff to oversee any attempt to impeach Trump.
And Cummings, one of the most partisan members of the House, could well take over the House Oversight Committee, where he is now ranking Democrat. Cummings has said Trump “is a person [who] calls a lie ‘the truth’ and the truth ‘a lie.’” And the Democrat has vowed to conduct investigations into the president. “If I can get documents, it doesn’t matter.”- READ MORE