While speaking to reporters, Speaker-elect Rep. Nancy Pelosi sent a message to Trump that the House will no longer be a rubber stamp for his agenda.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said:
The American people want to put an end to unchecked GOP control of Washington restoring, again, the checks and balances envisioned by our founders. That’s a responsibility we have when we take that oath to protect and defend the constitution. And we as Democrats are here to strengthen the institution in which we serve and not to have it be a rubber stamp for President Trump. House Democrats will honor our responsibility to the constitution. We’ll open the Congress with a rule that will insist upon openness and transparency so that the American people can see the impact of public policy on their lives.
Putting an end to what the Republicans did with their tax scam in the dark of night with the speed of light no hearings on a bill that would have trillions of dollars on impact on our economy. That’s over. We will strive in that openness with the American people as our partners because they will see the impact of legislation on their lives. We will strive for bipartisanship. We believe that we have a responsibility to seek common ground where we can. Where we cannot, we must stand our ground. But we must try. And so my openness and transparency, accountability, bipartisanship, a very important part of how we will go forward.
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 7, 2018
Trump tried to spin losing the House as a good thing for him, but as the Speaker-elect said, the way the House ran before is over. There will be no more rubber stamping for Trump or unchecked and uninvestigated corruption. The days of Republicans writing legislation in the dead of night and sneaking it past the American people are history.
Trump is the least transparent president since Nixon, and what Nancy Pelosi is promising is a House majority that is going to fight for the American people, give them a voice in their government, and take on Donald Trump.
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