The Republican party is “dead” and needs to be buried to make way for “something new” following its poor performance in the midterm elections, senator Josh Hawley has said.
Counting is still going on across the country but it has now been confirmed the Democrats will retain control of the Senate. And while the GOP is projected to take the House, it will do so with a very slim majority that could make things difficult for leadership.
He blamed the GOP leadership for their “mistake” in election strategy that failed to offer anything new to working-class voters.
With the results in Nevada now decided, Georgia is the only state where both parties are still competing for a Senate seat.
President Joe Biden has said he feels “good” about the election results and is “looking forward to the next couple of years”.
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