It may not have been that great “blue wave” that has been hyped for two years, but Democrats managed to regain control of the House Of Representatives and returned the mighty gavel to the hands of Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
The San Francisco septuagenarian handily beat her own Republican opponent and now can get about the business of appointing her stooges as committee chairs from which they will waste untold millions of dollars in taxpayer money on a series of investigations into President Trump.
Democrats have been making noises for months about how they plan on launching their tribunals with Adam Schiff taking over the Intelligence Committee, Jarrold Nadler heading up the Judiciary Committee and violence-inciting demagogue Maxine Waters taking the helm of the Financial Services Committee.
Their media surrogates are already crowing including David Corn of Mother Jones who can now exhale that the investigations into Deep State collusion with media figures in the plot to frame Trump for colluding with the Russians being shut down by the new Democrat majority.
House Dems already have their list of Trump scandals to investigate. Here It Is. And it is very, very long. https://t.co/bhprOIi2BS
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) November 7, 2018
Here comes the flood.
With the Democrats having won control of the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump and his crew in the White House and assorted federal agencies can expect to be hit by a wave of investigations and subpoena requests from Capitol Hill. There are dozens of House committees and subcommittees, and each no doubt has its own to-do list.
The House Intelligence Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), will certainly revive aspects of the Trump-Russia probe that House Republicans smothered. The House Foreign Affairs Committee surely will consider examining the Trump-Saudi relationship in light of the grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi. You can bet the Homeland Security Committee will investigate the Trump administration’s family-separation policy, and the Armed Services Committee will examine whether there was any reason for Trump to send 15,000 troops to the border to deal with a migrant caravan.
The possibilities are almost endless for the Democrats.
But one thing that likely won’t make the list is impeachment.
The inability of the Democrats to win the Senate has quashed that dream because not only did the fail, but the GOP actually added at least four seats to their majority — making the trial and removal of Trump from office virtually impossible.
House Democrats could go ahead and impeach but it would be all for show and their less than overwhelming win shows that a good many moderates and independents have already been turned off by their toxic message and lack of substantive policies.