A Democrat-controlled House will prove to be a headache for the Trump administration, as David French explained last night on Twitter:
It’s looking like a very solid Democratic House majority.
The subpoenas shall rain down on the Trump administration like rain from the heavens.
Also, with a majority like that, impeachment is a live possibility depending on the content of the Mueller report.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) November 7, 2018
As returns were still coming in, House Democrats began leaking to reporters that their first plan of attack would be to subpoena President Trump’s tax returns. The House Democrats elected are of a more radical class, and these aren’t folks who will step easily into the fray; they’re jumping in with both feet. And that can work to President Trump’s advantage.
President Trump operates best when he’s on the defensive and playing victim. Under constant siege from House Democrats, especially if their investigations are overreach, President Trump will have ready-made talking points for 2020 about being the subject of a witchhunt by Democrats stymying his efforts to Make America Great Again.
In a strange twist of fate, the Democrats winning the House could seal President Trump’s reelection campaign if House Democrats overplay their hand, which, as we saw in the Senate with now Justice Kavanaugh, is standard in the Trump-era.
But Ben Shapiro has some bad news for the Trump reelection campaign:
All the talk about Republican victories tonight does obscure a problem: Dems won in WI, MI, and PA. If Trump loses those states, he loses re-election.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 7, 2018
If the reelection took place last night, the Rust Belt may not have delivered for Trump in the same way it did in 2016.
With the end of the 2018 midterms, the 2020 campaign has begun. A great deal depends on how extreme a candidate Democrats put forward, but the tea leaves regarding Trump’s reelection campaign are just as murky this morning as they were last night.Published in