Yesterday I wrote this about the Democrats and the house:
lot of crazies managed to win in deep blue states meaning that the left will be dying to go full pussy hat while Pelosi tries to make sure her caucus doesn’t have a Kavanaugh moment that so disgusts voters that those 30 districts she flipped go the way of the Senate
It didn’t take much time to for the Democrats to start along that path:
Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., revealed plans for House Democrats to investigate and impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh for alleged perjury and investigate and impeach President Donald Trump for alleged treasonous collusion with Russia.
In post-election chats with various callers while riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, Nadler gave advice to a newly elected representative and discussed potential 2020 Democratic presidential nominees with another. He also lamented identity politics and the thriving economy and worried about Democrats losing working-class voters while gaining elite former Republicans and suburban women.
One of the advantages Democrats had in their house races is there was no taint of the attempt to railroad Judge (Now Justice) Kavanaugh which proved fatal to many in the senate, if Nadler follows through, (now that this is out publicly they’ll be plenty of angry activists, crazy leftists newly elected and democrats in safe seats who want to protect their left flank from a Bernie Bro Crazy primary who will demand he play along) those folks in swing districts that the democrats won this time around like va 07 or IA-01 or fl-27, and pa4-8 will have a nasty decision to make.
Now Nancy Pelosi will do her best to protect as many of those folks from such a vote but there are plenty of NYC Cortez wannabees who will demand their the freshmen in mn-03, va-10, and Nj-11 come out publicly for impeaching Kavanaugh and Trump along with it.
If they don’t go along with the left’s mob they might find that there is a Bernie Bro waiting to primary them in ca-25 and Co-6 and Ga-06 and if they DO go along then the general election votes in KS-3, SC-01 and NY-22 who were willing to vote republican the last time might decide they’d rather have districts like OK-03, IA-03 and wa-08 back in the hands of the GOP.
If Pelosi had a larger majority then she could protect ca-48, Il-14 and tx-07 without much worry, but with a slender majority it will be a tough decision to decide to give cover to ut-4, Ny-14 or Mi-08 or Az-02 CA-49 or Il-06.
Paul Ryan discovered that keeping all sides of a majority was like herding cats. Pelosi is far more skilled at this game and she’ll need every bit of that skill to save these seats particularly with POTUS trolling the house in general and her in particular.
It might be a lot of fun to watch it happen