In the United States, the Republican party is on the brink of taking control of the House of Representatives. But if confirmed, it will be something of a bittersweet win for the party that had been predicted far better results in the mid-term elections. There is plenty of soul-searching among Republicans over what went wrong. And many are blaming Donald Trump. Nonetheless, he plans to announce is candidacy for re-election later this week. His former vice president Mike Pence, reflects on Trump's role in the storming of the US Capitol. FRANCE 24's Foreign Affairs Commentator Douglas Herbert tells us more.