The GOP, Thiessen continued, “needs to do a really deep introspection look in the mirror right now because this is an absolute disaster for the Republican Party and we need to turn back.”
Democrats were able to fight back Republican challengers in a number of key congressional races on Tuesday evening, including Senate seats in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire and a number of competitive House races in the Washington, D.C. exurbs.
Republicans did notch big wins in Florida and Ohio on Tuesday evening, and while many states are still trickling in results, early indications point to a lack of “red wave” that analysts and political observers had predicted would sweep the nation midway through president Biden’s first term.
Several of the GOP candidates for Senate and governor who had aligned themselves with former president Trump were either projected on Tuesday evening to lose or were trailing significantly as of early Wednesday morning.
“We need to look at who won today,” Thiessen said of the Republican party. “Ron DeSantis [in Florida]. DeWine [in Ohio]. These governors. Kemp [in Georgia] Abbott [in Texas] … This are the path to the future. Electing these, you know, these radical candidates who ran far behind them have put the Republican Party in a terrible position and voters have left, have indicted the Republican party.”
RINOs are mad, MAGA are mad.