'This Was a Shellacking for the Democratic Party': RNC Spox Touts 'Historic' GOP Gains in Senate
Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said the Democratic Party took a "shellacking" in the midterm election, despite the fact they seized control of the House.
McEnany noted that former President Obama lost a net 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm election and former President Bill Clinton lost 54 in the 1994 midterm election.
"President Trump just lost half of that, and made gains in the Senate," McEnany said. "Sitting presidents have only gained eight Senate seats combined over 80 years. In one midterm election, President Trump gained three to four. That is historic."
She said Democrats may try to portray the results in a "rosy light" because the House was flipped, but there's no way to call it anything resembling a "blue wave."
"This was a shellacking for the Democratic Party," McEnany said.
Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha said McEnany was "trying to put lipstick on a pig," noting that Democrats not only won the House but also 330 state legislative seats.
He added that this year's electoral map was difficult for Democrats, and the party was prepared for the possibility they would lose ground in the Senate.
"It's a new day. We have a split government, which I kind of think is good," Rocha said.
McEnany said Democrats "pulled out all the stops" -- including celebrities like Oprah Winfrey stumping for candidates -- but they could not overcome Trump, who she called a "game changer."
"He made the difference here. His political tailwinds are unstoppable."
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