In a post-midterm election news conference Wednesday, President Trump doubled down on his endorsement for Pelosi (D-Calif.), the presumptive new Speaker after Democrats recaptured the House in Tuesday's midterm elections.
As the United States' House of Representatives swings Democratic, New Zealand can hope President Donald Trump will ease attacks on organisations critical for its survival, a local politics expert says.
The losses tempered big Democratic victories in governor races in two states, MI and Kansas, that voted for Republican President Donald Trump in 2016, bolstering the party's hopes of recapturing those states in the 2020 presidential election.
And on Wednesday, he said she deserves to be House speaker. She wants to impress on Americans the importance of the legislative branch as a co-equal branch of government.
The new class of women elected to the 116th Congress will add gender and racial diversity to the body overall and to their state-level delegations.
Overturning control of the House in Tuesday's midterm elections has given the Democrats a new weapon to wield against Trump: the subpoena. "You have to really give the voters what they want".
Russian President Vladimir Putin denies any involvement in Trump's election victory, but he may quietly favor a renewed investigation, seeing them as a way to sow chaos and division in America's bitterly divided political arena.
"White House aides called on Democrats to work with Republicans in the next Congress".
"I just am so honored for the privilege that I've had to be able to represent the people of the 14 Congressional District".
But what does it mean for both voters and Trump now that control of Congress is split between Democrats and Republicans?
Ms Pelosi has campaigned tirelessly this election season.
Most Democratic candidates in tight races stayed away from harsh criticism of Trump during the midterm campaign's final stretch, focusing instead on bread-and-butter issues like maintaining insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare programs for senior citizens.
There was a revolt in the suburbs Tuesday against the GOP, and the political upheaval now threatens what's left of Trump's agenda.
More recently, she has become one of Trump's fiercest critics, going so far as to call for his impeachment.
The problem is that he can't get back to working to "get things done" unless he's now willing to cater to the demands of a chamber of Congress that will now be controlled by Democrats. "It's about our country".
Interested in Midterm Elections?"The Democrats are the party of rigid ideology and total conformity".
He took at a jab at "grandstanding" congressmen from his own party whom he said would have made it hard to get legislation through the House, had Republicans eked out a narrow win in the chamber.
Schiller said, "Everything about the rules of the game, about achieving power, has changed out from under her". Pelosi is, in fairness, a great talking point for Trump at rallies, though she runs second to journalists.
The results came nearly two years after women marched in Washington and cities across the country to oppose the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Trump showed he is mindful House Democrats likely will use their new powers to look into his presidency.
The Democratic House is only part of what Trump faces in the coming year.
Republicans warn that more investigations could blow back against the Democrats for the 2020 US election. Top-ranking leaders Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn are also in their mid-70s. And they voted to bring integrity back to government. It will bring the share of Congress members who are women up from the current 20 percent to almost 23 percent - a new high, but far from parity.
House Democrats meet later this month to elect party leaders and Pelosi is expected to win most of those votes.
The mother of five, who came to the job after raising her family, said she "never used to be such a braggart" but someone has to do it.
Still, about one-third of voters said Trump was not a factor in their votes.