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After Democrats’ House victory, here on Parliament Hill, MPs express enthusiasm over ‘pushback’ to Trumpism

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'Certainly, we see the rise of extremist right-wing groups across the world, very similar to very dark times in the 1930s. Last night, we were given a pause, given a chance to think twice,' says NDP MP Charlie Angus.

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., is pictured in 2012. The Democrats will retake control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans, who have held it since 2011, after yesterday's midterm election. The Hill Times file photograph

PARLIAMENT HILL—The day after Democrats dealt a political blow to the Trump presidency by re-taking the United States’ House of Representatives from the Republicans, here on Parliament Hill, some MPs expressed enthusiasm over the result, with one parliamentarian describing it as a “pushback” to the president’s style of politics.

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