Young calls on Congress to check executive power

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s next Senator says Congress needs to provide a strong check on the power wielded by future President Donald Trump.

Republican Todd Young said Wednesday that it’s time for lawmakers to “reassert” themselves and “stop delegating so many powers.”

He says “it’s just our constitutional duty to keep the executive branch in check.”

Young is a sitting congressman from southern Indiana who defeated Democrat Evan Bayh in Tuesday’s election.

The Republican has said that no matter who is president, Congress has an important role to play in preventing executive overreach.

He also struck a bipartisan tone and said the results of the election suggest voters want something drastically different from the status quo.