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To the Editor:

Following the semi-disaster for Conservatives in 2018, many Republicans with whom I spoke said it wasn't such a big deal, as the GOP retained controlled of the Senate. That was whistling past the graveyard.

It was a big deal. Half a loaf with the left leaves you starving.

Immediately, Chuck Schumer served notice on President Trump that "you will never get your wall, Mr. President." It's America's wall for America's security, but the left has a personal vendetta against a president they despise - someone to be neutralized, discredited and brought down at any cost, the country be damned.

Expect two years of accusations, lawsuits, investigations and impeachment proceedings with little regard for the facts. Those now heading powerful committees in Congress are either Trump haters, publicity-grabbing incompetents or both.

Eliot Engel, new chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, wants to dissolve the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism and divert the resources to a new committee investigating the president.

Myriad progressive bills the president won't sign will pass the House to satisfy their base, blame him for Washington gridlock, and nullify the election. Those who no longer respect their opponent's honest election results show their moral turpitude and fascist goals.

The Senate can, of course, act independently of the House in some areas, such as appointing judges, but with the House holding the purse strings, President Trump's ability to go forward will be greatly diminished by political shenanigans.

Yes, America, it was a big deal.

Don Maresca

Bluffton

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