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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.

“I feel very confident in the support that I have in the House Democratic Caucus, and my focus is on winning this election because so much is at stake,” Pelosi told reporters in July. Just this month, she told The Washington Post: “Nobody is indispensable. But I do think that I am best qualified to take us into the future, protect the Affordable Care Act, to do our infrastructure bill and the rest. Stepping down this path, I know the ropes.”

And Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said a few days ago: “I expect Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker, and I believe that she will be Speaker until she decides to leave.”

Pelosi is a career politician who has already served 16 terms in the House, but some party leaders wish she’d go away.

Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) said late last year it was time for Pelosi — and other longtime party leaders — to depart and let a new generation lead House Democrats. “Our leadership does a tremendous job, but we do have this real breadth and depth of talent within our caucus and I do think it’s time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders,” Sanchez said.

But Pelosi wants the gavel, and while some political watchers say there’ll be a fight, many predict she’ll get 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.

Waters, 80, could become chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, where she currently serves as ranking member. The committee oversees the housing, banking, insurance, and securities industries, and Waters has offered big plans if she can bag the job.

“Last August, Waters moved unsuccessfully to subpoena Deutsche Bank AG for records concerning ‘internal reviews of the personal accounts of the President and his family,’ as well as more information about fees levied against the bank concerning lax money-laundering detection policies that could have allowed Russian operatives to funnel cash without a paper trail,” Fox News reported.

Waters, a career politician once named one of the most corrupt in Congress, has gone off the deep end since Trump’s election. “He claims that’s bringing people together but make no mistake, he is a dangerous, unprincipled, divisive, and shameful racist,” Waters said in February.

Then there’s Rep. Adam Schiff, a true Trump hater who is beloved by the mainstream media.

Another California Democrat, Schiff could likely rise to chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, where he is now the ranking member.

Schiff, 58, said in an interview with CNN that the committee would “investigate questions involving Russian money laundering and President Donald Trump’s businesses.” Schiff said his committee would work in tandem with Waters’ focus on potential money-laundering schemes involving the Trump campaign and Russia, saying he’ll back Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged collusion.

“The question, though, that I don’t know whether Mueller has been able to answer — because I don’t know whether he’s been given the license to look into it — is were the Russians laundering money through the Trump Organization?” Schiff said. “And that will be a very high priority to get an answer to — for the reason that, if they were doing this, it’s not only a crime, but it’s something provable.”

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.

Nadler, 71, was on the committee when it voted to impeach former President Bill Clinton, but he said then that the vote was an attempted coup and a “gross abuse” of the impeachment power. He apparently doesn’t think that any more.

“If the president perjured himself about colluding with Russians, that would be worthy of impeachment,” Nadler said in September. “Perjury about some real estate deal that happened 10 years ago that the Trump Organization took, that would not be an impeachable offense. It would be a crime.”

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.”

“Cummings is prepping targets — from the security clearances of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, to digging into how former EPA chief Scott Pruitt was able to keep his job for so long—and the list is getting longer by the week,” Politico reported on Oct. 2.

But back to Pelosi. Throughout the 2018 midterms, Republicans have sought to connect Democratic candidates to Pelosi — they’ve run more than 250 anti-Pelosi TV ads in some 75 House districts during the last months of the campaign. That’s forced some candidates to repudiate Pelosi.

For Trump, though, losing the House — but getting Pelosi back as a target for 2020 — is a dream come true. And he knows it.

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25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Irene Renner

    November 7, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    They sure are all nuts. Pelosi, Schumer, Waters, Nadler, all evil ad so hateful

    • Helen

      November 7, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      How do they survive. THEY ARE THE MOST HATEFUL PEOPLE I KNOW.

  2. Stephen Russell

    November 7, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Watch nothing Get done & nations needs NOT met due Impeachment & need your Tax returns.
    I say lets see the Dems tax returns & from the media.
    No exception, why should we have toplay the Dems game, Make Fair Watch the nations laugh at US now.

    • Kris

      November 7, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      What is wrong with those voters in California? The only way Pelosi will leave is in a box.

      • Mary

        November 7, 2018 at 10:18 pm

        What is wrong with voters in California? I think they smoke WEED.

        • Mike Dar

          November 7, 2018 at 11:55 pm

          In California, Pelosi has a Gerrymandered district, small Blue and true. With her tremendous cash raising ability she can buy and politician and with the complete support of the Brown family no on is going to get any chance anyway.

  3. Alice

    November 7, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Here we go! Amazing how crazies keep winning elections. Other thoughts. Remember how many of the ‘retiring’ republicans wouldn’t work with President Trump

    • Linda

      November 7, 2018 at 7:56 pm

      They keep winning because they pander to minorities & losers that want a free ride – we pay!

    • Carma

      November 7, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      I’m glad to see the backside of Ryan who was always an obstructor in Trump’s case. He was so dishonest. I think these midterms were particularly difficult for Republicans because of all the retiring Republicans — and no, they did not leave because of who is president.

      • Barbara Leth

        November 8, 2018 at 2:00 am

        I think someone needs to find out how.many dead people and illegal aliens voted these people in. So many states said they would let them vote.

  4. fred h smith

    November 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    more,, JUST PASS IT we will read it later crap… Maxine will be bust lining her pockets by giving her daughter another high paying do nothing position,,it will be a real circus because they have to get it past the senate and then try to avoid a veto and they don’t have the votes to override a veto

    • Carma

      November 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      Biggest iron: Maxine Waters head of the Finance Committee. She was twice voted most corrupt in the House due to her own financial scandals and now she’s in charge? This is really the nut house now. And let’s not forget Russia conspiracy crazy Schiff who vows to keep the investigation hot and begin others. I am beside myself with anger.

      • Tom

        November 7, 2018 at 10:15 pm

        Adam “Barney Fife” Schiff… Hard to believe…

      • Mary

        November 7, 2018 at 10:27 pm

        What is that expression? The Fox guarding the Hen House? Yup, that is all that is. You would think that Maxey would just think twice about taking that position. NOPE. She can taste and I mean taste getting that subpoenas ready to send out to the WH and all of the Trumps family. She sure won’t rest until all said is done. Like I have said, all of the dummies have now been elected. HERE COMES THE IMPEACHMENT OF TRUMP. MAXINE IS ONE CRAZY OLD BAG. A long with Peolsi.

  5. Joe

    November 7, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Lets investigate all democrats. Make them tell the truth about everything

  6. Linda

    November 7, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    The Dems got in because they coddle minorities and lazy deadbeats that what a free ride – we, the middle wind up paying.

  7. Carma

    November 7, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I am cringing at the thought of the twice voted most corrupt Maxine Waters as head of the Finance Committee. Impeach 45 (on what grounds, you idiot?) woman is crazy as a loon along with her compatriots, Nadler, Schiff, etc. These people are so demented I really doubt President Trump will be able to work with them. We will not have 2 years of endless stupidity, nothing significant accomplished and President Trump stymied at every turn. I have zero faith in Democrats working across the aisle. I am so heartbroken although as our president said today, it was the smallest loss in decades of mid-terms.

  8. Joseph

    November 7, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    These are the most corrupt people in Government today but not t5he only ones , there is a long list of Democrats that should be impeached and be in jail along with many top Republicans too.

  9. Wes

    November 7, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Well, since there are voters who elect these folks they deserve the right to be put in leadership positions. Unfortunately, as we have seen in the past these politicians have no clue how to fix anything. They think they are in office to redistribute the wealth and make sure planned parenthood is stilling legally killing babies!

  10. Mike

    November 7, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Talk about the inmates running the asylum, we have it with the incoming leadseship of the democratic party.Most of them cannot put a logical thought together.

  11. Matt

    November 7, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Poor Nancy Pelosi can hardly speak to herself, yet she is expecting to be able to act as Speaker?

    What kind of a sick joke is this?

  12. Thomas

    November 7, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    This might be a blessing in disguise for the 2020 Election.

    These Democrats going nuts over the next two years and not doing anything to help the country,

    Just might be what will wake people up to what they really are, “Crazy Power Hungry idiots”

  13. Alison

    November 7, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    This is exactly why we need TERM LIMITS. None of these nut jobs would be in their positions if we had such!

  14. Memo

    November 8, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Term limits and mandatory drug testing!

  15. frank

    November 8, 2018 at 2:58 am

    Isn’t Mueller on this Russia thing? Now, instead of working on this countries real problems. What a vindictive group.

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