STATEMENT: Democrats’ Hold On the U.S. Senate Majority Is a Repudiation of MAGA Republican Extremism
Washington, D.C. — Today, the results confirmed that the Democratic Party will hold control of the U.S. Senate. In a historic potential upset, the race for the U.S. House of Representatives majority remains too close to call. Patrick Gaspard, CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, issued the following statement:
Democrats’ hold, and potential gains, on the Senate majority makes clear that voters have rejected MAGA extremism and Republicans’ radical assault on our rights and freedoms. This Democratic victory is possible because of a broad coalition of Americans—and in particular, women and young voters, who played a decisive role in determining the outcome of the most consequential elections this cycle. They voted overwhelmingly for Democrats in the face of unprecedented attacks on abortion rights and our democracy.
While we wait for more votes to be counted in order to determine which party will control the House, this victory underscores that voters understand Democrats will fight for Americans and work to lower their everyday costs while MAGA Republicans put their zealous quest for power and willingness to break any rule above the interests of the American people—from fueling baseless election conspiracy theories to valuing the political contributions of the gun lobby and Big Pharma more than our kids and patients. Voters said that the things we all care about—quality schools, safe communities, and well-paying jobs—are more important than a Trump endorsement or Fox News booking.
This victory is all the more remarkable given Republican attacks on Americans’ right to vote and to have their votes counted. The Republican Party should take this, and the loss of extremist candidates in House races that have already been decided, as a wake-up call that the majority of Americans don’t back their extremist agenda or take lightly to politicians who refuse to respect their voices. They must reject the MAGA movement, stand up to leaders and media who refuse to do so, and stop blocking Democratic efforts to help working families.
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