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Democrats celebrate victory in the US Senate and Republicans blame themselves for defeat

The Democrats of the United States President’s Party Joe Biden celebrated on Sunday maintaining control of the Senate in the midterm elections, a result that rattles their Republican rivals as donald trump possibly preparing for a new presidential run in 2024.

“It’s a cause for celebration,” said Nancy Pelosithe leader of the Democrats in the House of Representativesall smiles on CNN, after the reelection of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in the state of Nevada was announced on Saturday.

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“Who would have thought two months ago that that red wave would turn into a very small droplet”joked Pelosi alluding to the color of the Republican Party.

Faced with high inflation and the unpopularity of BidenRepublican weight leaders had even predicted a red “tsunami” during the November 8 vote.

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Trump, omnipresent in the campaign, even sought to surf the Republican wave to announce a new candidacy for the White House. A “big announcement” is still expected this Tuesday, but his mood has changed.

“He screwed up”

On Sunday, Trump blamed the defeat on Mitch McConnell, the leader of the republicans in the Senatea strong ally of his during his tenure but from whom he has distanced himself since the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by Trumpists.

“He screwed up in the elections and everyone despises him”the Republican president said on his Truth Social network, criticizing McConnell for not investing enough money in the campaign of Blake Masters, the candidate supported by Trump in Arizona.

The defeat of Masters, as well as another of Trump’s chips in Nevada, allows the Democrats to keep 50 seats out of 100 in the Senate, and therefore gives them dominance in the upper house since Vice President Kamala Harris has the vote tiebreaker.

This result illuminates Biden’s horizon. “I feel good and with expectations for the next two years”, He said President from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he met with Asian leaders before traveling to the G20 summit in Bali.

The Democrats are even beginning to dream of maintaining their majority in the House of Representatives.

“We still think we have a chance to win,” Pelosi saidwhile the results are still awaited in about twenty constituencies.

According to CNN and ABC, the Republicans currently have 211 of the 218 seats needed for a majority and the Democrats between 204 and 206.

“Tired of losing”

Among the Republicans, Trump isn’t the only one upset.

“The old party is dead, it’s time to bury itthe senator tweeted. josh hawleya figure of the right wing of the Republicans, who called for “building something new.”

The day before, others close to Trump they had appeared to want to challenge party leaders in Congress, whose offices will soon be up for grabs.

Among the moderates, the governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, presented as a possible rival to Trump in 2024, attributes this fiasco to the Republican billionaire.

“This is the third consecutive election that Donald Trump has made us lose,” he said on CNN on Sunday. “I’m tired of losing” he said, taking up a bit of the rhetoric that has been gaining strength in recent days in the conservative media.

Trumpa 76-year-old real estate mogul, nonetheless retains undeniable popularity with part of the Republican electorate, and polls so far show him still winning a Republican primary.

The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantistriumphantly re-elected and a new star of the extreme right, appears shortly after and could win if the former president’s legal problems end up disqualifying him.

Trump He is the subject of several investigations for his role in the attack on the headquarters of Congress or his management of the White House files. However, a candidacy announcement on Tuesday would make a potential prosecution more sensitive.

Source: Elcomercio

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