McCain Warns GOP Will 'Lose Heavily ... Unless We Get Our Act Together'

| NOV 9, 2017 | 12:12 AM

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) issued a warning to Republicans following the party's dire showing in multiple high-profile elections Tuesday.

The Arizona senator said he “predicted” poor election results for the GOP, urging the party to course correct ahead of the 2018 midterms, according to The Hill.

“Unless we get our act together, we're going to lose heavily,” McCain warned.

Democrats raked in multiple victories Tuesday night, including picking up two important governor seats in New Jersey and Virginia. Ralph Northam's Virginia win has been particularly viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump and his politics ahead of 2018.

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) also weighed in following Republicans' disappointing election night, stating the results “speak to the need for us to get accomplishments.”

“I think right now there's a general frustration in the country that even though we've gotten some things done on our agenda, that some of the big ticket items remain incomplete,” Thune told reporters Wednesday.