Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has said that the results of the midterm elections were a “vindication” for Democrats and their agenda as the party has managed to retain their Senate majority for the next two years.
During a press conference on Saturday, Schumer added that there had been “terrific” Democratic candidates and that the party’s success had shown that American voters did not support the “anti-democratic extremist MAGA Republicans”.
Democrats had been projected to win the Senate Majority after Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) was projected to be the winner of the Nevada Senate election against former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R).
Schumer added that this election had been a victory for Democrats and for Americans.
Republicans had been hoping to win many seats in both the Senate and the House, but the Democrats managed to retain their majority in the former, while also limiting the number of seats they have lost in the House so far. The performance by the GOP has led to disappointment within the party, as the “red wave” they had hoped for failed to materialize.
The Republicans are still expected to win the House, but their margin is going to be much smaller than they had hoped for.
Schumer added that Democratic candidates, Cortez Masto, New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan, and Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, all of whom managed to win highly competitive races, were “fine human beings” who were going to deliver for the American people.