The man tasked with getting Republicans elected to the U.S. Senate expressed disappointment Friday with the election results.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott told Fox News host Sean Hannity not enough GOP voters showed up on Election Day. Maybe many Republican voters believed the media predictions of a red tsunami and decided their vote was not needed, so they stayed home.
Scott’s committee is the only national organization devoted to strengthening the Republican Senate majority and electing Republicans to the United States Senate. The loss of Pennsylvania’s Senate seat leaves one slender path to a GOP majority.
The path to a GOP-run Senate requires Herschel Walker to win the December 6 runoff election for Georgia’s contested seat.
Scott was expected to contest Mitch McConnell for the party’s leadership position after the election. Given the dismal results of Senate candidates, though, Scott announced he is not running against McConnell. He has called, along with other senators, to delay leadership votes until the results of Georgia’s runoff election are known.
“Where did all this pie-in-the-sky talk about a wave and a tsunami election come from?” Hannity asked Scott. “Because I never saw it.”
“Here’s what happened to us,” replied Scott. “Election Day … our voters didn’t show up. We didn’t get enough voters.”
“It’s a complete disappointment.”
Scott suggested Republicans may have spent too much energy focusing on what President Joe Biden did wrong instead of offering a competing vision for voters.
“I think we’ve got to reflect now,” he continued. “What didn’t happen? I think we didn’t have enough of a positive message. We said everything about how bad the Biden agenda was. It’s bad, the Democrats are radical, but we have to have a plan of what we stand for.”
The Republican senator said fellow conservatives should unite around Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker heading into his runoff election.
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