President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to issue a threat to House Democrat’s recent efforts to launch an investigation into the White House by ordering a probe into Senate Democrats in the aftermath of a midterm election that ensured the two chambers of Congress would be divided for the next two years.
“If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!” Trump wrote.
If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
Democrats gained the majority in the House on Tuesday, while Republicans acquired three more Senate seats, with two others remaining too close to call.
Winning back a majority in the House gives Democrats subpoena and investigatory power, which could be disastrous for the White House. Top Democratic lawmakers have already sworn to demand the president’s tax returns and investigate other areas of his presidency if they were to gain a majority.
However, the extra GOP Senate seats could helpTrump to get his Cabinet appointees, and judicial nominees confirmed.
The president will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday to detail the results midterms.
Trump’s words of caution on Wednesday to set the two chambers of Congress against each other with separate investigations comes after he informed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that the two parties should cooperate and after he told an Indiana rally crowd that he “eventually” wants to unite the nation.
Here’s how Americans reacted:
Mueller will add this tweet to the obstruction case, you are not a bright man.
— Kevin C (@dumptrump6912) November 7, 2018
Dude you still don’t get how government works
— Beth Bryson (@maddezmom) November 7, 2018
Somebody’s scared shitless…
— Roxanne (@roxy23_66) November 7, 2018
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK