“A lot of Americans decided to go out and vote … to support a man who spent the last month of the campaign not making subtle appeals to racism, but making overtly bigoted, racist statements, attacking brown people, attacking black people, attacking people who were the others.”
(Kathryn Blackhurst – LifeZette) Democrats won the House and Republicans maintained control of the Senate following the Tuesday midterm elections — and the results were met with predictably partisan reactions from liberal mainstream media members.
Two of the liberal media’s most hyped-up darlings — Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) — narrowly lost their respective races against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Florida Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis (R), respectively.
It was a good night for Republicans in the Senate.
The GOP flipped at least three Senate seats: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) defeated Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) clinched the victory over Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Republican Mike Braun (R) defeated Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)
The race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) remains too close to call as of right now — though Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) currently has a slim lead over Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).
And although it initially looked like Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) ousted Sen. Bill Nelson (D), the margin is so thin that Nelson’s campaign has called for a recount.
Nevertheless, the GOP expanded its Senate majority by enough seats that confirming any of President Donald Trump’s future judicial nominees should be a smooth process.
The Democratic theatrics surrounding the bitterly partisan confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh became a deciding factor in many key Senate races, as most of the vulnerable Democrat incumbents who voted against Kavanaugh lost their races.