America has 'had enough of division': Democratic leader Pelosi

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AFP Washington, DC, USA Nov 07, 2018, 10.38 AM (IST)

US Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi vowed Tuesday to impose new "checks and balances" on Donald Trump's administration -- but also signaled it would not be all-out war with Republicans after her party seized the lower house of Congress.

"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans. It's about restoring the constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration," Pelosi told a news conference after the House of Representatives flipped to the Democrats in the midterm elections.

But she went on to promise that "a Democratic Congress will work for solutions that bring us together, because we have all had enough of division."

"The American people want peace. They want results."

US networks projected Wednesday that the Democrats would take the House of Representatives or Congress while Trump's Republicans would keep control of the Senate. 

The US midterm elections — in which all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate, and 36 governorships were up for grabs — are being seen as a referendum on Trump's unconventional presidency. 

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US networks projected Wednesday that the Democrats would take the House of Representatives or Congress while Trump's Republicans would keep control of the Senate.