While many Democrats are ready to get even with the President after two years of obstruction and defamation, some are more hesitant—fearing that moves against Trump will make the party appear to place its own vindication over the progress of the American people.
For others, holding Trump accountable and moving the United States forward are one and the same.
Speculation on what the Democrats may investigate when coming to power have already begun.
A blocked number in Donald Trump Jr’s phone records might be among the first targets for Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee in January as they investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) November 28, 2018
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 27, 2018
Democrats sound like they are going to investigate most of Trump's immigration actions once they take charge. Excellent. https://t.co/1ntIwD9JyC
— (((The Alex Nowrasteh))) (@AlexNowrasteh) November 28, 2018
Democrats plan to investigate Ivanka Trump's use of a private email account https://t.co/K1ElnBcgAq
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 21, 2018
Democratic constituents are widely in favor of pursuing these investigations—partly for comeuppance but mostly (as with the crisis at the border) for justice and the upholding of American ideals.
As for the documents Trump threatens to declassify, few seem scared.
— Finally Woke (@FinallyWoke) November 28, 2018
Going all in with a pair of 2's.#HeHasNothing
— Will (@IdleCogitations) November 28, 2018
— Isabelo Mitchell-Rowe (@GoldStarIsabelo) November 28, 2018
With Democrats’ motivation and Trump’s anger, 2019 is already taking shape to be an even more tumultuous time.