UPDATED 6:28 AM PT — Wed. Nov. 7, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is in high spirits as Republicans keep their majority in the upper chamber.
During a phone call with President Trump Tuesday night, McConnell thanked the president for hitting the road in support of Republican candidates.
McConnell is crediting the president’s marathon rally schedule with flipping the seats of three Democrat incumbents — Heidi Heitkamp, Claire McCaskill and Joe Donnelly. President Trump held rallies in their three states in the lead up to election day.
McConnell explained how Democrats missed the mark this election cycle by putting their energy into attacking the president.
“I remember the price we paid for trying to, well actually we did impeach Bill Clinton, I kind of remember all the enthusiasm of lots of Republicans in the House and Senate,” stated the Senate majority leader. “It worked exactly the opposite — the public got mad at us and felt sympathy for President Clinton, so, this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the winner they think it is.”
President Trump has since weighed in on election night, calling it a tremendous success for the Senate.