The big takeaway from Tuesday's midterm elections is that "Democrats control the House," Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday's live Late Show. "They can now open investigations into the president, and we'll finally find out if Donald Trump has ever done anything unethical. That's the banner headline of the evening: Democrats take House. Everything after this is just gravy, okay? This is it: Democrats have taken control of half of one of the three branches of government. All the GOP has is the other half of Congress, the Supreme Court, and a president who does whatever he wants."
"All day it felt like today like America was in the doctor's office waiting for our STD results to come back," Jimmy Kimmel said on his live Kimmel Live. "And no matter what the outcome, whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, I think we can all agree that the big loser this year is all of our Thanksgiving dinners."
"The Democrats flipped the House — President Trump is reportedly already blaming Paul Ryan," Kimmel said. "He's so disappointed in the speaker of the House, he might start calling him Don. Jr. ... Republicans, as expected, keep control of the Senate, which is good news for the president and bad news for polar bears." He had some thoughts on Ted Cruz's victory, then showed people on the street reacting to the fake, newly elected Sen. Kid Rock (R-Mich.).
Maybe the "blue wave" turned out to be a "blue ripple," Seth Meyers said on Late Night, "but hey, if you've been in the desert for two years, a little splash of water feels like a damn tsunami." Seriously, Democrats winning control of the House is a big deal, he said. "Democrats now have subpoena power, and if you don't believe me, Trump was just photographed trying to sneak 20 years of tax returns out of the White House." Watch below. Peter Weber