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If I understand the experts, it sounds like the House can put Some controls on Trump, by forming committees to investigate his actions. For the last two years he had a free reign. The House has the power to impeach, though he will survive the senate, so he will not be removed.I know everybody is talking about what is still going on, but this was still bugging me.
I looked at the Ohio map breakdown. Sherrod Brown won 53.2-46.8%. Areas around Cleveland, Toledo, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton are all blue. The rest of this podunk state is red.
For Governor, Mike Dewine beat Theresa Gasper 50.7-46.4%. All of the same areas are blue except for the Dayton area. Montgomery County went 48.8-48.3% for Dewine.
Why would they vote for a Democratic Senator and a republic Governor? Because Gasper is a woman? Dayton has a female mayor, so they probably went for Gasper. Maybe all of the affluent people in Oakwood who went for trump made the difference.
I’m glad for the blue wave elsewhere, but what is Dewine going to do to people in Ohio? Can he undo everything Kasich did?
And blue wave-wise, that's really cool. But all we needed was a majority. More democratic house members aren't going to make a difference are they? They can't stop 45 any better with one or two more. Remember - I'm politically dumb.
I am split in my mind about impeachment. On one hand it will be good to humiliate him, but he will play the victim even more and mobilize his base. After Clinton was impeached but survived the senate, he was reelected in 1996. Do I have this right?
Unless the senate majority is very narrow, like 2, it will be impossible to get the senate to remove him, and even with the law majority it may be impossible, based on what happened in the BK hearings.
So the House needs to investigate Whitaker, his conversations with Trump, intentions, etc. They do gave subpoena power.
The next two years are going to be very unpleasant but I hope the sun will rise again. If Trump wins in 2020, I may try very hard to move to another country.