Fox News commentator and Washington Post writer Marc Thiessen said the Republican Party needs to reevaluate following the midterm elections, deeming Tuesday an “absolute disaster.”

The GOP was expected to come away with big wins in the midterms, as the party that does not hold the presidency historically has done well. The Democrats did much better than expected, though who will hold the Congressional majority will be left to contentious races that have been too close to call in a few states.

“There is a broader issue, and think about this: We have the worst inflation in four decades, the worst collapse in real wages in 40 years, the worst crime wave since the 1990s, the worst border crisis in U.S. history, we have Joe Biden, who is the least popular president since Harry Truman, since presidential polling happened, and there wasn’t a red wave,” Thiessen said.

“That is a searing indictment of the Republican Party,” he continued. “That is a searing indictment of the message that we have been sending to the voters. They looked at all of that, and looked at the Republican alternative, and said ‘no thanks.’”


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His comments came after Democrat John Fetterman beat out Dr. Mehmet Oz (R) to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate and Sen. Maggie Hassan (D) held onto her seat against Don Bolduc (R) in New Hampshire.

Thiessen called on Republicans to bring it back to what the party once was.

“We need to look at who won today,” Thiessen said. “Ron DeSantis. DeWine. These governors. Kemp, Abbott … This is the path to the future. And electing these, you know, these radical candidates who ran far behind them has put the Republican Party in a terrible position, and voters have left, have indicted the Republican Party.”

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