The Republican Party was left scratching their heads on Wednesday morning following a disappointing Election Night that posted big wins for Democrats across the board; with many in the GOP calling on lawmakers to stop stalling and begin passing President Trump’s legislative agenda.
As both parties turn their sights to 2018, Democratic victories in New Jersey and Virginia show deep resentment inside the Republican party following months of inactivity and inability to make good on their promises to the American people; mainly repealing and replacing Obamacare.
“We are seeing that voters across this country want to see things get done in Washington, and at the RNC we’re seeing record fundraising and support of President Trump and his agenda,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News.
“So as Republicans, we need to keep working on behalf of the American people and accomplish the things we ran on. … And I think we’re better positioned than we’ve ever been for the midterms,” she added.
President Trump called-out the Republicans for their election night disaster, saying Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie “worked hard” but didn’t fully “embrace” the Trump agenda.
“Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!” Trump tweeted from South Korea.