Laura Ingraham ‘Pissed’ At Republican Leadership After Georgia Defeat


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Fox News host Laura Ingraham was furious with the leaders of the Republican Party after another defeat in Georgia. Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker was defeated by Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock on Tuesday and the host was hitting Republican leaders with daggers.

“We felt this coming,” Ingraham told guest Mollie Hemingway. “To me, it never felt like the Senate Republicans wanted this guy in office. He was a Trump pick and they didn’t like that.”

She went on the attack against Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel first.

“We don’t change anything,” she said. “We have the same people in place in leadership, same people in place apparently at the RNC, perhaps that’s not changing. But we just keep doing the same thing over and over again. I’m pissed tonight, frankly. I’m mad.”

Hemmingway said that the way the Republican leaders handled the election was offensive.

“It’s really offensive for Republican voters, for Republican donors,” she said. “I mean, you look at what happened since the midterm elections where you had a Senate that basically responded to those disappointing midterm losses by doing nothing other than sabotaging their own base. What is the case for voting Republican for the Senate after these midterms? I don’t think one was even attempted to be made. And yet, nothing seems to be changing.”


Georgia Sen. Warnock took a victory lap in his speech after being declared the winner.

“There are those who will look at the outcome of this race and say that there is no voter suppression in Georgia,” he said.

“Let me be clear: Just because people endured long lines that wrapped around buildings some blocks long, just because they endured the rain and the cold and all kinds of tricks in order to vote, doesn’t mean that voter suppression does not exist. It simply means that you the people decided that your voices will not be silenced,” he said.


Warnock, a reverend, said that God should get the glory for his victory.

“After a hard-fought campaign — or should I say campaigns — it is my honor to utter the four most powerful words ever spoken in a democracy: The people have spoken,” he said.

Warnock, a long-time pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church where he still preaches most Sundays, again

“I am Georgia, I am example and an iteration of its history,” he said.


Walker, who thanked his wife first, was gracious in his concession speech.

“One of the things I said when they called the race, I said the numbers doesn’t look like it’s gonna add up,” the candidate said.

“But one of the things I want to tell all of you is you never stop dreaming. I don’t want any of you to stop dreaming.

“I don’t want any of you to stop believing in America. I want you to believe in America and continue to believe in the constitution and believe in our elected officials most of all,” he said.

“I want you to continue to pray for them because all of the prayers that you had given me, I felt those prayers,” he said.


“I want to thank all of my team, Team Herschel, because they put up with a lot.

“I want to thank all my donors because you guys, without you I couldn’t have done what I done. So I want to thank all of you as well,” the Republican said.

“I got a chance for you guys to tell me what you do feel about this country. I got a chance to go into your home, a chance to [see] you invested in Herschel Walker and I thank you. I thank you so much. As I said, you can’t blame no one because I want you to continue to believe in this country, believe in our elected officials. Most of all, stay together, don’t let anyone separate you. Don’t let anyone tell you that we can’t because I am here to tell you we can. As I said earlier on, God is good,” he said.

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