Trump angles to put loyalist in charge of House Judiciary Committee

Trump angles to put loyalist in charge of House Judiciary Committee

Trump angles to put loyalist in charge of House Judiciary Committee

In a letter announcing his bid for minority leader, he wrote, "We need to lay the groundwork to regain the majority so that we can continue working alongside President Trump to fulfill our promise to fundamentally change Washington".

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is seeking to fend off a conservative challenge from Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, for minority leader next year.

The speaker's gavel long gone, the race for minority leader was McCarthy's to lose, but the Californian's rise was never guaranteed. Cheney, 52, will have to figure out how to appeal to those voters without turning off core Trump supporters who voted for GOP lawmakers.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who hopes reclaim the position of House speaker when her colleagues vote on leadership roles in the coming weeks, said last week that the midterms were about "restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration".

"You couldn't come from a better background", Collins said. "We are not doing any investigation for a political objective, but to seek the truth", Pelosi said.

New vote results released on Tuesday pushed Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) behind for the first time in her re-election race, and sharply cut the lead of Republican Young Kim, vying for an open seat in California's 39th district, as a number of elections experts predicted Kim would also soon be trailing.

It's typical for party caucus leaders to remain in power even when they flip from minority to majority, and even vice versa. It's, this leadership needs to turn the reins over to the next generation of Democrats. "That is why I have chose to run for Republican Leader and humbly ask for your support".

Ernst on Wednesday called her election to leadership "a great honor". Bill Nelson remains undecided. Republicans led in Florida, Nevada, Montana and Arizona. He says they "said there's fraud when their own Republican officials in Florida have said there's no fraud". Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer were re-elected to their respective top jobs in that chamber for 2019-2020, as expected.


Senate Democrats are keeping their team headed by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, even though one of the two new Democratic senators-elect, Krysten Sinema of Arizona, has said she wouldn't vote for him.

"Over the last week we've moved from relief at winning the House to rejoicing at a genuine wave of diverse, progressive and inspiring Democrats winning office", said Ben Wikler, Washington director of the liberal group MoveOn.

Elections Wednesday will also determine party leadership in the Senate.

The contest between McCarthy and Jordan reflected the split between the GOP's conservative flank, whose numbers are bolstered after the election, and what remains of the centrists. A good portion of Americans think Trump should face a primary challenge in 2020, a new poll has shown. We're going to have to work harder.

Jordan could instead be given the ranking minority position on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, another likely investigatory hotbed in the new, Democratic-controlled House.

He won a new term by acclamation Wednesday.

Rounding out the GOP leadership team will be Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who wants to bring a more aggressive stance to the GOP's communications and messaging strategy in the No. 3 spot. As of Wednesday afternoon it was not clear where Jordan or Meadows would land. "There are going to be women who vote Republican and there will be women who vote Democratic, but let's give everybody the substance of policy so you can make that decision". They also warned that they need a new fundraising mechanism to compete with the small-dollar online donors that powered Democrats to victory. "But there's an opportunity for us to come together and get single-focused on the message".

"Nancy Pelosi has proven herself as a first-rate legislator", said Rep.

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