Republicans Take the Senate, Harry Reid Loses His Job!!

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. is the likely new Senate Majority Leader. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republicans on Tuesday night won seven Senate seats from Democrats, giving the GOP control of the Senate for the first time in eight years.

The GOP won seats currently held by Democrats in West Virginia, Arkansas, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana and Iowa, giving them the net pick up of six seats they needed to hold 51 Senate seats. Iowa was called by Fox News at around 11:22 p.m.

Moments later, North Carolina was called in favor of Republicans, the seventh seat. That seat was widely expected to be won by Sen. Kay Hagan (D), but was instead taken by Thom Tillis.

And while Republicans were defending 15 seats, they successfully defended every one of them, giving Democrats no chance to eat away at the GOP lead.

Just before midnight, Republicans still had a chance to add to their lead. Alaska was expected to go to Republicans early Wednesday morning, as was Louisiana, although it will take a runoff election before that state is decided.

If both of those states go the GOP’s way, Republicans will have 54 members in the Senate, compared to the 45 members they have now.

The guaranteed GOP control of the Senate will immediately reshape Washington once the new Congress takes over in early 2015. House Republicans have spent the last several years passing legislation that has died in the Democratic-led Senate. GOP leaders in the Senate can give those bills new life in the new Congress, and give themselves new leverage in policy debates with President Barack Obama.

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Deep State Treason:  Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020

Deep state traitors no longer hide their deep hatred for the American people —

Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

Until July 2018, she was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment.

The Conservative Treehouse and The South China Morning News reported:

A former official in the Trump administration has said that China can weather the storm brought by the trade war with the United States but might have to “keep steady, keep their heads down and wait” for change in the White House.

Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state to US President Donald Trump, told a gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday that she hoped a trade deal between the US and China could be concluded by next month.

But the reality was that it would “take a while” for China and the US to talk about cooperation again, Thornton, who in 20 years rose to become the US State Department’s chief negotiator for East Asia and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

“I want to be optimistic,” said Thornton, whose 27-year career in Washington ended in July. “I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically.”

“If this sceptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in this administration, you might have to wait till another administration,” Thornton said at an event held by National Committee of US-China relations and Shanghai’s American Chamber.

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Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee! 

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