Democrats did not fight simply because they did not have the votes. What did you want them to do, bring guns to the Republican House and bump off a few Republicans? As soon as they did get a majority in 2018, they started passing all sorts of bills that the Senate has ignored. Congressional Democrats have always done what they could. But if you want them to be effective, the voters need to give them seats.

Evidently, in 2016 voters wanted to cripple them, and this is what they get. Blaming the Democrats in Congress is rather silly.