Democrats in House prepare to hold Trump accountable after election win

WASHINGTON, Since the Democratic party has secured its majority influence in the House of Representatives its leaders are prepared to hold President Donald Trump’s administration accountable and challenge many of his policies.

“Democrats pledge a Congress that works for the people. Lower the cost of health care by lowering the cost of prescription drugs, raise workers’ wages with strong economic growth by rebuilding the infrastructure of America. Clean up corruption to make Washington work for all Americans,” said Democrat House minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

She added, “With this, the new Democratic majority will honor the vision of our founders for a country, having a legitimate debate, but remembering that we are one country.” Democrats now have more authority over the president and could launch investigations into his finances and probe into the possibility that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the White House.

This could then further a discussion about impeachment and echo louder than before in the Democrat controlled House.

“Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans; it’s about restoring the Constitution’s checks and balances to the Trump administration,” Pelosi said in remarks Tuesday night.

It is unclear if Pelosi will remain the party’s leader, despite having no challengers, she has received hesitation from her own party. Democrats will hold their House leadership elections at the end of the month.

On Twitter, Trump called the night a “tremendous success.” “Received so many Congratulations from so many on our Big Victory last night, including from foreign nations (friends) that were waiting me out, and hoping, on Trade Deals. Now we can all get back to work and get things done!” he said.

He added, “If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!” The Republican dominated senate is almost guaranteed to side with the president when the Democratic House challenges the president.

“The Democrats in the House will have to decide just how much presidential harassment they think is good strategy. I’m not so sure it will work for them,” said Republican Senator Mitch McConnell to reporters on Wednesday.

Not only will the two chambers rival over their approval of the president but will likely find political gridlock when it comes to passing new legislation.

In order for federal legislation to become law, the Democratic House and Republican Senate must agree on a bill through their own separate votes. Then Trump must further agree to the text before signing it into law.

Each state has representation in the House, the number of members represent a state based off of its population.

The most populous state, California, has 53 representatives. In the Senate, each state is uniformly assigned two senators regardless of its size. Each state is given two senators regardless of its size or population.

Source: Kuwait News Agency