Laura Ingraham Goes Off on GOP Leadership After Warnock's Victory in Georgia
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham is lashing out at Republican leadership after Democrats managed to hold onto the Senate seat in Georgia.
After the race was called for Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) over Herschel Walker (R), Ingraham said, “We felt this coming. To me, it never felt like the Senate Republicans wanted this guy in office.”
“He was a Trump pick. They didn’t like that, they probably like Herschel as a person. But there wasn’t the intensity on the part of the Republicans as there was on the part of the Democrats,” she continued.
Ingraham went on:
“But we don’t change anything. We have the same people in place in leadership. The same people in place, apparently at the RNC, perhaps that’s not changing. We just keep doing the same thing over and over again. I’m pissed tonight, frankly! I’m mad!”
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Laura Ingraham, right after Fox News calls the race for Warnock: "We have the same people in place in leadership. The same people in place, apparently at the RNC, perhaps that’s not changing. We are doing the same thing over and over again. I'm PISSED tonight, frankly!" pic.twitter.com/GgAXufZ9rF
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 7, 2022
Mollie Hemingway, the editor-in-chief of The Federalist, criticized the Republican Party’s strategy heading into the election.
“There aren’t people who are working on early voting or banking ballots. There’s no clear messaging,” she said.
She also claimed Senate Republicans did “nothing” after the midterms aside from “sabotaging their own base.”
Conservative strategist Greg Price tweeted before the race was called, “If Herschel does lose, it will largely be because he didn’t drive out turnout in rural counties which is largely an extension of Republicans failing to prioritize early voting which is still our biggest problem and needs to change.”
If Herschel does lose, it will largely be because he didn't drive out turnout in rural counties which is largely an extension of Republicans failing to prioritize early voting which is still our biggest problem and needs to change.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 7, 2022
Yes, if Republicans want to win, they need to have a message and probably should not just rely on the day-of voting. But those alone are not going to get Republicans across the finish line.
Walker was a flawed candidate who faced allegations he paid for women to get abortions, and allegations of domestic violence — including a claim he held a gun to his ex-wife’s head. He also claimed to be a member of law enforcement. Then there were reports about his troubled business ventures.
Meanwhile, his main attraction was his celebrity status from his football career decades ago, and the endorsement he received from his longtime friend former President Donald Trump.
By contrast, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), no Republican squish, easily won re-election in a re-match against Stacey Abrams (D) who spent years trying to improve Democrats’ ground game in the state.
Even with the best ground game in the country, and if all the Republican heavyweights went to Georgia ahead of Tuesday’s election, they probably still would have had a hard time getting Walker elected.
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