Trump rallies in Iowa following GOP victory in Georgia

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BENNETT: Like Ryan, Congressman Seth Moulton of MA is also venting about the loss. Pelosi told fellow House Democrats in a letter Wednesday, "The House was in play before the Georgia race".

After several of the co-hosts suggested Democrat Jon Ossoff performed better than anyone thought he would against Republican Karen Handel in the red district, Behar got brutally honest. "It's time for some change".

"I'm a master legislator, I am a strategic, politically astute leader, my leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our election, sad to say", Pelosi said at the press conference.

"I stand before you, extraordinarily humbled and honoured at the tremendous privilege and responsibility you. have given me", she told a crowd that chanted Mr Trump's name. "I think I do that by my actions, and how I conduct myself going forward. That's the most important part".

Happily, American public opinion is far more liberal than it is conservative.

"The rationale for getting new leadership is that we're losing", Rice said.

And GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of IL noted: "There are local reasons (why Ossoff lost)".

When the astonishingly awful health plan is finally made public and people watch their parents, children, siblings and friends be denied health care, and when they experience the full horror of President Trump's foreign policy, Democrats will win in district after district, if they do the groundwork that is always necessary to win elections. "Pelosi is the human embodiment of that".

In a post Wednesday afternoon, the 71-year-old "Believe" singer said that unlike the Olympics, there are "no medals" given to second-place finishers in congressional elections.

Those Republicans chose their comfort level with their party and a candidate in Karen Handel, who is a known quantity, over someone with little experience who didn't even live in the district in Jon Ossoff. One of their ads even features the Bay Area and branded the two Democrats together, putting his photo alongside hers on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

In South Carolina's under-the-radar race, former GOP state Rep. Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archie Parnell on Tuesday to grab the seat vacated by Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Trump's director of the Office of Management and Budget. Most recently, Tom Price resigned in February to join Trump's administration. In the end, the Republican - and in the eyes of many, Trump - won handily. "To come within a hair's breath of winning that seat is nothing short of extraordinary", said House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairwoman Linda Sánchez, D-Calif.

"What happened on that ballfield was a bad tragedy and we need to all continue to lift up Steve and the others who were injured that day", Handel said.

"Look, they demonized Nancy in 2010, they demonized her in 2006".

Congressman Bill Pascrell of New Jersey says, "A loss is a loss is a loss, and there's no excuses".

A top aide to Pelosi dismissed the blaming, saying that Pelosi still enjoys broad support among the conference, and that any party leader would be subject to partisan attacks. Just this past weekend, the New York Times declared it would be a "high-stakes referendum on Trump", with the "highest" stakes for Republicans.

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