GOP Senator Claims the Republican Party Is Dead
(TheRedWire.com) – With the 2022 midterm elections behind America, Senate Republicans are assessing how to move forward. Democrats hold the majority in the upper chamber, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting a tie-breaking vote. Georgia’s Senate race will head to a runoff. If Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock (D-GA) holds on in the December 6 race against Republican challenger Hershel Walker, Democrats would have a one-seat advantage. The results led one GOP Senator to claim the Republican Party was dead.
On Tuesday, November 15, Conservative Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) said the GOP’s inability to flip the Senate meant the end of the current GOP. He told Capitol Hill reporters that the election results were a funeral for the GOP and that voters were clear about the matter. Hawley wasn’t alone in his assessment.
Senator @HawleyMO: “I think that this election was the funeral for the Republican Party as we know it. The Republican Party is, as we have known it, is dead. And voters have made that clear.” pic.twitter.com/1WGXUvbuhS
— The Hill (@thehill) November 15, 2022
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said the disappointment stemmed from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). He blamed McConnell for not supporting Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters. Additionally, the Texas Senator said the country was “screwed for the next four years.” He stated the GOP’s inability to flip the upper chamber meant Democrats would confirm more left-wing judges over the next two years. He claimed they would remove religious, free speech, and Second Amendment rights.
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