Donald Trump has blamed the Republican Party’s disappointing midterm performances on the “abortion issue” somewhat than the failure of his endorsed candidates.
In a submit on Truth Social, the previous president mentioned that it “wasn’t my fault” that the GOP didn’t experience the anticipated “red wave” in November’s elections, whereas pointing the finger for the poor election outcomes at these within the celebration who pushed for extreme abortion restrictions submit Roe v. Wade.
Many folks, together with inside the GOP, blamed Trump’s MAGA and election denying candidates for the GOP failing to retake management of the Senate and solely simply attaining a slim majority within the House.
The Democrats leaned closely on abortion rights after the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade in June, a method some predicted could also be a danger as polls instructed the financial system and rising inflation ranges have been the principle concern for voters forward of the midterm elections.
“It wasn’t my fault that the Republicans didn’t live up to expectations in the MidTerms. I was 233-20!,” Trump wrote, referencing the success price of his midterm endorsements, which included incumbents already closely favored to win.
“It was the ‘abortion issue,’ poorly handled by many Republicans, especially those that firmly insisted on No Exceptions, even in the case of Rape, Incest, or Life of the Mother, that lost large numbers of Voters. Also, the people that pushed so hard, for decades, against abortion, got their wish from the U.S. Supreme Court, & just plain disappeared, not to be seen again.”
Trump additionally blamed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his “stupid $’s” for the GOP’s poor midterm outcomes after he withdrew funding from key Senate races reminiscent of New Hampshire and Arizona, the place Trump endorsed candidates went on to lose.
Trump failed to notice in his January 1 Truth Social submit that the Supreme Court solely voted to overturn Roe v. Wade after the bench was stuffed along with his appointments.
Three of the 5 conservative judges who voted to overturn the landmark abortion choice—Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett—have been nominated by the Republican president.
In an announcement shortly after SCOTUS voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, Trump took credit score for the choice having appointed the judges who have been in a position to give the bulk choice.
“Today’s decision, which is the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently, were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump mentioned. “It was my great honor to do so!”
The assertion was seen as a direct attraction to conservative Christian voters, who turned a key demographic throughout Trump’s presidency.
Trump additionally didn’t point out that numerous his endorsed candidates who went on to lose their respective midterm races—reminiscent of Senate candidates Herschel Walker in Georgia and Blake Masters in Arizona—supported the introduction of stricter abortion legal guidelines.
The Republican National Committee has been contacted for remark.