By contrast, when President Donald Trump addressed the results of the 2018 midterms - when his party lost at least 31 seats and control of the House - he focused primarily on Republicans' ability to flip at least three seats in the Senate.
This is not to dismiss the mischief that can be created by the radical leadership of the Democrats in the House, but now that they actually control the levers of power in one house of the Congress, the American people will be more likely to see these left-wing Democrats for what they are.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday indicated his willingness to work with Democrats on certain issues such as infrastructure after Republicans lost their majority in the House. "Two can play that game!"
Trump's show of support for Pelosi is not entirely out of character. While it wasn't the "blue wave" some had predicted, Democrats successfully flipped the House of Representatives and progressed toward more gender-balanced representation in Congress. Thanks to the 2018 midterm elections, 113 women now serve in Congress-surpassing the current record of 107 according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. But the shift in the House clearly constitutes a repudiation of Trump's reckless policies, his violation of political and ethical norms and his repeated falsehoods. Democrats will now head House committees that can probe the president's tax returns, which he has refused to turn over, possible business conflicts of interest and any links between his 2016 election campaign and Russian Federation, a matter being investigated by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) now serves as the ranking member the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI).
On Trump, Nadler reportedly said that much of what they intend to do would be "depending on what [FBI Special Counsel Robert] Mueller finds".
Control of the committees - where they are now the highest-ranking Democrats - will give those lawmakers the power to demand documents and testimony from White House officials and key figures in Trump's campaign team and businesses, and to issue subpoenas if needed.
Trump, as he did throughout the campaign, also blamed the media for sowing division in the country and insisted they were to blame for the scene unfolding in the East Room.
"I think I'm the best person to go forward, to unify, to negotiate", she said.
"Well, I'd like to be president", said.
The White House can respond to committee demands by citing executive privilege in some circumstances, but that will likely result in court battles. "People don't understand tax returns". Trump, who denies any collusion, has long complained about the probe, calling it a witch hunt.
Sessions was sacked by Trump Wednesday and replaced with Matt Whitaker as the new acting attorney general.
In the state House, Democrats expanded their majority, declaring victory in three seats previously held by Republicans, according to a November 7 news release by House Democrats.
In the weeks leading up to the Midterms, Trump ramped up the rhetoric when it came to shading the Democrats. "After (Republicans) saw how badly their position was polling on it, they said they were for it".
Adding to the good vibes was Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, who painted the upper house as "a pretty collegial place". Historically, many Democrats in Congress quibble about trade deals, usually angry that they are not pro-union enough, or they don't impose enough regulations on the economy, and are insufficiently draconian with environmental laws, but as Thompson said, in the end, they usually wind up voting for the deals. "There will be irresistible pressure to overreach in their investigations and ultimately impeach the president".