Defiant Trump blames media, fellow Republicans for House losses

Defiant Trump blames media, fellow Republicans for House losses

Defiant Trump blames media, fellow Republicans for House losses

But his news conference, which stretched close to 90 minutes, quickly turned raucous when some reporters pushed him on whether his campaign rhetoric on migrants from Central America was divisive - and on developments in a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any coordination between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

The campaigns of Reps. -elect Abigail Spanberger and Jason Crow have also said they will not vote for the California Democrat as House speaker.

Democrats are preparing to use their new stranglehold on the House of Representatives to open multiple investigations into President Trump, though they hinted today that they may stop short of trying to impeach him. But, he warned, he will respond in kind and government will suffer.

"I think the message is, 'Figure out what you can do together, and do it, ' " McConnell said.

Democratic Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Kathleen Rice of New York, Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Bill Foster of Illinois, Tim Ryan of Ohio, Filemon Vela of Texas, Kurt Schrader of OR and Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania all said they were in the anti-Pelosi camp, the news outlet reported.

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The Woolsey fire started on Thursday afternoon south of the city of Simi Valley, Ventura County officials said . Another blaze just west of that area, dubbed the Hill Fire , topped 10,000 acres on Thursday.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks about ongoing election results and President Trump's upcoming agenda.

Mr McConnell said the Republicans "had a very good day" despite the House loss. "The president was very helpful to us".

"The one issue that Leader Pelosi and I discussed this morning where there could be a possible bipartisan agreement would be something on infrastructure, but there could be a lot of other things".

Mr McConnell said that Democrats in the House will have to decide how much they want to "harass" Mr Trump. "Two can play that game!"

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