Bauer: Midterm's split decision offers pros, cons

Thursday, November 8, 2018
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GOP and Dems duking it outA conservative political pundit says that President Donald Trump could make an easy target of Democrats if they follow through on their threats to try to bog him down with subpoenas the next two years.

The voters rendered a split decision on Tuesday, securing the GOP majority in the U.S. Senate but handing the House of Representatives over to Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues – who have pledged to make life difficult for Trump with endless investigations the next two years. Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, says the loss of the House will make things much more difficult for the Trump-Pence administration.

"The left wing of the left-wing party will insist on more investigations of the president," he laments. "On the other hand, the House of Representatives – under the control of Nancy Pelosi or another liberal – will be an easy foil for President Trump to run against in 2020. If all they do is investigate instead of dealing with the pressing issues facing the country, I don't think they'll keep the House of Representatives for long."

Bauer, Gary (American Values)And keeping GOP control of the Senate will be a good thing, he says.

"The added pickups in the Senate, along with replacing some unpredictable senators like Senator [Jeff] Flake and Senator [Bob] Corker with stronger conservative Republicans, means that there will be hundreds of additional constitutionalist judges put on the federal courts," says Bauer. "And [it means] any vacancy on the Supreme Court will likely be filled with somebody even more conservative than Judge [Brett] Kavanaugh."


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