Episode #251: Not a Blue Wave, But a Purple Rain
It’s finally over. The 2018 midterms, with all its rancor and charges and bitterness, are over. But if it’s a referendum on President Trump, what’s the message if the Democrats did great in the House and the Republicans did great in the Senate? NPR’s Ron Elving has the answers.
And we also hear from two former members of Congress, one Republican and one Democrat, both of whom have great insight. Bob Livingston, a Louisiana Republican who once headed the Appropriations Committee, says that the elections were a mixed bag but should now lead to the two parties working together. Vic Fazio, a California Democrat who once led the DCCC, says that focusing on impeachment would be a big mistake for his party, and suggests other issues should be paramount now that they have retaken the majority in the House.
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