People packed a Houston sports arena on Oct. 22 for a Ted Cruz rally featuring an appearance by President Donald Trump. The Texas midterm race between Cruz and Beto O'Rourke was the focus of much national attention. In the end, Cruz won a narrow victory, but Democrats won control of the House of Representatives. Canadians are waiting to see what happens next. (Jason Burles/CBC)
Canadians grapple with the after-effects and meaning of the U.S. midterms
As citizens and pundits south of the border grapple with making sense of Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections, more than a few Canadians–as well as the rest of the world–are wondering what the vote means to them.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a Republican Party fundraiser in Fargo, N.D., in September. Despite his constant election tour, Republicans lost their majority in the House of Representatives in midterm elections Tuesday night. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
From a distance, Tuesday’s election appears to be a wash, at least for now.
The Democrats took back the House of Representatives, the Republicans increased their majority in the Senate.
But Donald Trump remains in the White House.
Where he goes from here is anybody’s guess, including–likely–his own.