Donald Trump , former President of, criticized two GOP Senate candidates who lost their midterm elections bids on Tuesday night.
Both Joe O’Dea, the Colorado Republican Senate nominee, and Gen. Don Bolduc, the New Hampshire Republican Senate Nominee for Senate had either distanced themselves from Trump or openly attacked Trump because they were challenging the 2020 election results.
O’Dea was unable to defeat incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet. This speech came after Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) was projected as the winner.
“Joe O’Dea lost BIG! MAKE AMERICA GREATER !!!” Trump posted on TRUTH social late Tuesday night.
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Trump resisted the temptation to speak out during the Colorado GOP primary. He did so before Ron Hanks (a Colorado Republican state representative), who was caught behind the U.S. Capitol police lines on January 6, 2021 and lost the party nomination for U.S. Senate. O’Dea stated to NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he didn’t support Trump’s idea of pardoning Jan. 6 protesters. O’Dea stated that he didn’t want Trump or President Biden to run for office again in 2024.
O’Dea, who appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” in October, criticized Democrats for “defunding and demoralizing” the police. When asked about the Jan. 6 hearings that wrapped up before the midterms ended, O’Dea stated that Trump “should’ve done more to stop the violence from heading towards the Capitol.”
O’Dea stated that he would “actively lobby against” Trump if elected to re-election. He also named other Republican candidates, including Florida Governor. Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley, diplomat, and Senator Tim Scott, R.S.C.
Trump was furious and referred to O’Dea only as a “Republican in Name Only.”
Trump posted on TRUTH social in October that “MAGA does not vote for stupid people who have big mouths.”
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Trump addressed Bolduc’s defeat on Tuesday and criticised Bolduc’s lack of loyalty.
“Don Bolduc was a nice man, but tonight he lost when he refused to acknowledge, after his huge primary win, his longstanding position on Election Fraud in 2020 Presidential Primary. He would have won easily if he had remained strong and true. Lessons Learned!!!” Trump posted on TRUTH social late Tuesday night.
Bolduc signed a letter alleging that it was stolen by Biden after the 2020 election.
Mid-September saw Bolduc narrowly defeat Chuck Morse (the state Senate president of the more conservative GOP Gov.), who was supported by the popular GOP Gov. Chris Sununu won the nomination. Bolduc, a former soldier in Afghanistan, changed his mind quickly after the primary.
Bolduc stated that he came to the conclusion that the 2020 presidential election was not stolen after speaking with Granite Staters in a Fox News interview. Trump, who was neutral in the Republican primary of New Hampshire, supported Bolduc, but criticized him for changing his view on 2020.
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“General Don Bolduc ran a tremendous campaign to become the U.S. From the beautiful State New Hampshire. Trump shared his thoughts on social media. He was a proud and strong ‘Election Denier’ which was a major reason he won the Nomination. He has since returned, at least in busing, but that’s only a small portion of N.H. Election Fraud. Don Bolduc asked for my endorsement, and he has it, complete & total.”
This report was contributed by Paul Steinhauser, Fox News.