(NY DAILY NEWS) -The blue wave crashed over House Republicans, sweeping many away with the anti-Trump tide.
The Democratic Party decisively reclaimed control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in eight years on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the President and opening him up to an onslaught of investigations and even the possibility of impeachment.
Twenty-five incumbent House Republicans — from New York City to Texas — had lost their seats shortly before midnight, with as many as nine more GOP districts likely to flip in the small hours of the morning and further widen the Democratic upset.
The high-stakes midterm elections were viewed as a referendum on Trump’s first two years in office and Democrats considered their victories evidence that Americans are fed up with his divisive agenda and hotheaded leadership.
“This is a complete rejection of Donald Trump by key constituencies the Republican Party needs to survive long-term,” veteran Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas told the Daily News. “Voters are absolutely done and are looking for a check on this out of control presidency.”