WASHINGTON D.C. — The Democrats captured the House of Representatives on Tuesday, aligning them with ability to exercise a major institutional check on President Donald Trump.
The victory breaks up the Republican monopoly on power, with a younger, more female and more racially diverse political generation.
“We have the beginning of a new Democratic Party, younger, browner, cooler, more women, more veterans, can win in Michigan, can win in Pennsylvania, can win in Ohio,” said Van Jones, a CNN political commentator.
“It may not be a blue wave, it’s a rainbow wave,” he said.
However, the Republicans solidified their Senate majority with victories in Tennessee, Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri, Florida and Texas, Donald Trump’s Republican Party extended its majority in the U.S. Senate, capitalizing on a lopsided battlefield that forced Democrats to defend 10 seats in states Trump won in 2016.