President Trump and his allies cheered Republican Karen Handel’s victory Tuesday in the closely watched Georgia runoff as a clear endorsement of the administration’s agenda — and cast Democrats’ special election losing streak as a rebuke of the party’s “obstruction” tactics.
“Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Health Care, Tax Cuts, Security. Obstruction doesn’t work!” Trump tweeted.
Handel’s handy victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff follows GOP special election wins in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina.
Democrats did hold on to a seat in California earlier this month. But Republicans are now boasting a “5-0” record in special elections for seats Democrats sought to flip — counting Georgia twice, as Ossoff was unable to lock down an outright win in the initial contest and lost to Handel in the runoff.
The Georgia race effectively had become a national battle, with Democrats pumping millions behind Ossoff and eager to cast a victory as a referendum on Trump. They didn’t get it. Read more at Fox News.