Democrats return after 8 years
The Democrats have won back the House of Representatives from the ruling Republican party, after eight years in the minority. Breaking the Grand Old Party’s monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years. The Democrats now have majority in the 435- member House, while Trump’s party has retained majority in the 100member Senate. The new House would come into being next January. A record number of close to 100 women, majority of them being Democrats, won seats in the House, a massive victory for female candidates across the political spectrum. Trump, who campaigned aggressively in the last several weeks, Wednesday offered an olive branch to Democrats.