News By/Courtesy: Anusha G Rao | 06 Jan 2019 13:01pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Amidst the Government shutdown for 13 days and still continuing, Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi, roared back to power in the House of Representatives as the 116th Congress took office .
  • 2019 has already started bad for Trump and will continue to be bad, with numerous criminal case against him on one hand.
  • The Intelligence Committee and Finance chairs on Thursday have promised to look into the $5 billion wall demand on Trump’s insistence.

Amidst the Government shutdown for 13 days and still continuing which left 8,00,000 workers without pay, Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi, roared back to power in the House of Representatives as the 116th Congress took office and ushered in a diverse class of freshmen ready to confront US President Donald Trump for the divided government. Democrats now control 235 seats with Republicans 199, after the ‘blue wave’ midterms in November 2018.

2019 has already started bad for Trump and will continue to be bad, with numerous criminal case against him on one hand. On the other hand, a woman speaker now will be in power in US Congress who would likely toss him in a frying pan. With the Republicans only blindly follow Trump’s orders, a new speaker is hurdle now. For Richard Nixon 1974, Bill Clinton 1998 and Trump now, these years seem disastrous and now the opposition are ready to pounce on him.

On Thursday, Pelosi wasted no time in alleging Trump as someone who does not know how to deal with powerful people. She also claimed that a sitting president for just his post, is not off the table and that a president will not be impeached just for political reasons. The Intelligence Committee and Finance chairs on Thursday have promised to look into the $5 billion wall demand on Trump’s insistence. Overall, the Democrats have induced fear, with senators independent to president and individual capacities being crumpled, the first of the many discords has struck the Republicans. There’s definitely more to come.

Section Editor: Shreyashi Tiwari | 06 Jan 2019 13:05pm IST


Tags : #US #Congress #House #Representatives #Historic #116

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