… they will overturn everything that we’ve done and they will do it quickly and violently.–DJT
If President Trump is really worried, he might better relax–there is no way a Democratic majority in the House could overturn much current legislation. With Democrats in charge, the House could play an important role in reestablishing good government. While it is unlikely that major new legislation could become law, the House could:
- Improve or block harmful bills proposed by the President and passed by the Senate.
- End efforts to further limit or defund affordable health care.
- Investigate and propose legislation that might command enough bipartisan support to pass the Senate and be signed by the President.
Democrats could turn to moderate Republicans for a common effort to pass needed legislation supported by both parties as advocated by the late John McCain and even Tom Reed. While Democrats might be tempted to use the same harsh rules they have suffered under during the interval of Republican control, it is possible they might rise above that.
It is unlikely that current legislation, the 2018 tax law for example, could be repealed. Incremental improvements might be possible with bipartisan support.