GOP points fingers after red wave fails to materialize

Republicans are pointing fingers after a disappointing midterms that has left Democrats crowing and GOP aides and strategists blaming former President Trump for their failure to convincingly win House and Senate majorities.


The battles for both chambers were still too close to call on Wednesday evening, with Republicans favored to win what increasingly looks like a narrow majority in the House. Democrats have a decent chance of keeping their Senate majority, which may be decided in a Dec. 6 runoff in Georgia.


The GOP blame was being widely spread on Wednesday evening, with some pointing at inexperienced candidates making rookie mistakes, and others privately calling for an audit of how the National Republican Senatorial Committee raised and spent money under chairman Sen. Rick Scott (Fla.).