Democrats are in line to pick up almost 40 House seats with last weeks midterm elections ….
In doing so they have won seats that had mostly moderate Republican law makers….
The GOP lawmakers left in Congress are going to be attached to Donald Trump…
Who knows what Trump will do?
Work WITH Democrats…or….Continually attack them thus bringing the government to a stop?
Tuesday’s blue wave in the House is set to leave behind a GOP conference that is far more conservative — and more loyal to President Trump.
A large chunk of centrist Republicans were either wiped out at the polls on Tuesday or are planning to retire at the end of this Congress, while the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus is actually expected to expand its ranks next year.
That means that when Republicans assume their new role in the minority, the GOP will largely be unified as they rally against the Democratic agenda and defend Trump from an onslaught of investigations and hearings.
“We’re gonna have a lot of House members Grahamified,” said an aide to a conservative lawmaker, referring to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). “He was decidedly anti-Trump, but then Democrats crossed the threshold of what was responsible and reasonable.”
Now, Graham is one of Trump’s top allies on Capitol Hill.
“You’re going to see the Graham effect,” the aide predicted.
House Democrats seized back control of the House on Tuesday by flipping a large number of seats held by moderate Republicans, including Mike Coffman of Colorado, Leonard Lance of New Jersey and Carlos Curbelo of Florida.
And the GOP’s most prominent and outspoken centrist voices — including Reps. Ryan Costello (Pa.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) and former Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.) — decided to head for the exits instead of face tough reelection battles in their swing districts.
“The Republican herd has been culled…..