Trump has now cost Republicans three Georgia senate races in two years, which is remarkable given that Georgia is a predominantly Republican state which has only two senators.
— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) December 7, 2022
A salty Mollie is basically blaming Mitch McConnell for all of this. Alllllrighty then. pic.twitter.com/oZ0w5pzrZs
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 7, 2022
With Walker’s defeat tonight, Trump’s final record in these races is 2-14 https://t.co/PCsCDAT1EQ
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) December 7, 2022
— Jean-Michel Connard (@torriangray) December 7, 2022
Georgia is a reminder that Rick Scott isn’t just awful at who he is, he’s awful at what he does
Trump deserves blame but so does Scott for going along with nutter candidates. McConnell, e.g. would have intervened in primary fights more in Scott’s role
— Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) December 7, 2022
lmao because you’re a party full of crooks who are constantly scheming to steal everything that isn’t nailed down, which means you can’t fundraise anything without *guys exactly like you* frantically jamming your hands in the pot https://t.co/Kgl3104AGR
— GOLIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) December 7, 2022
You know what would be a good idea? If we took the guy who is famous for embezzling Medicare money and made him the guy in between donors and candidates.
— Peter MacDonald (@PikeBot) December 7, 2022
— Mike Dorning (@MikeDorning) December 7, 2022
Former President Donald Trump’s persistent false claims about the 2020 election were an obstacle for GOP candidates and a leading reason the party performed poorly in the midterms, two prominent Republicans said a day after the party suffered another stinging midterm defeat.
“I think his obsession with the 2020 election became an albatross and a real liability for people who were running, especially in swing states,” Senator John Thune, the No. 2 Senate Republican, told reporters in the wake of Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock’s victory Tuesday in a Georgia run-off with Trump-backed Herschel Walker…
Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney, who has frequently sparred with Trump, said winning the backing of the former president has meant a candidate’s likely to win a party primary but lose a general election.
“For someone who actually wants to win an election, getting endorsed by President Trump is the kiss of death,” Romney said.
The remarks by Thune and Romney are the latest signal that many congressional Republicans are seeking to distance themselves from the former president. Thune said Trump’s insistence that candidates he endorsed back his claim that he won and Joe Biden lost in 2020 was a significant setback for the party.
LET THE WILD RUMPUS BEGIN!
Underrated possibility the 2024 primary becomes Trump Alumni airing each other's dirty laundry https://t.co/jXjFowm3mN
— ProofOfBurden (@ProofofBurden) December 6, 2022