What it means for Democrats' control of the House

Tara Setmayer talks to Dan Harris about the issues and obstacles that will come with her new "power."
2:21 | 11/07/18

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Or up here in the sky box continuing our coverage on ABC news live. I'm Dan Harris let's step outside of the skybox and talk dead terrorists at mayor for a second terrace one of our. ABC news contributors and she's also a former of Republican. Staffer in congress let's talk about the big breaking news and the Democrats are gonna take control. The house. This is clearly a big victory for the Democrats however is there are risks that they would overplay their hands and all really investigate this president or push for impeachment and away they would alienate voters. I think that that was the concern of the democratic leadership initially that's why they didn't want Democrats running on impeachment. And running on you know taking president trot out they want to run on health care and the economy taxes issues that. Matter to every people however. I was in congress as a staffer when the Republicans lost the house in 2006 and then we got it back in 2010. And it's it's difficult to reining in once you have the power of subpoenas. Get to understand that when when you take over congress the chairman of these of these committees have the ability to subpoena. What ever information they want sexy oversight function of congress so I think giving giving the you could even see corruption of the trump administration on a lot of levels for a lot of people it's going to be hard for for the Democrats not. T want to investigate are they going teams subpoenaed the president's tax returns what else are they going to subpoena also have the Robert Mueller investigation out there. It we keep. If Democrats take over which is what looks like that happened and means Devin Nunez is no longer the chairman of the intelligence committee also means that Maxine Waters when the president's beaver targets. We'll now be the head of the finance committee so. I think you're gonna have to see I'll also you have what's gonna happen with Nancy Pelosi speaker and house have Democrats have an issue there a lot of these Democrats who ran. Say that they didn't want her to be. That the speaker anymore will they come home and we'll miss Pelosi is speaker. There are a lot of things that need to fall in place once you take over power and it does the Democrats do run a risk of trying to do too much to so many questions. Out of the Democrats managed service induction into the dance Howard. In Ghana's Donald Trump handled and I'm sure they're talking about these very questions on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue right now.

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