More 'checks and balances' on Trump after Democrats seize House: analyst


Posted at Nov 08 2018 04:20 PM

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There will definitely be more of a "checks and balances" on Donald Trump's presidency following the results of the United States midterm elections, political analyst Ben Muego said Wednesday.

Tuesday's elections saw the Democrats seize control of the lower house of Congress, as well as a diverse set of winners.

"What will change is how the House will go about doing its business...with the Democrats now in control of the House and chairing vital committees," Muego told ANC.

Muego added that the diverse set of winners in the US midterm polls is also a repudiation of the Trump administration's hard stance against immigration.

"The Trump administration, I'm sure won't acknowledge it, but almost everyone, both on the left and the right, is suggesting that it's to a large extent a repudiation of the very almost anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-people of color, generally," he said.

-ANC Dateline Philippines, Nov. 8, 2018