Top Republicans on Wednesday expressed frustration by the lack of a GOP "wave" in the midterm elections after the party failed to meet expectations in several key races.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that the result was "definitely not a Republican wave, that's for darn sure," in an interview with NBC News late Tuesday.
"Hats off to the Democrats — they performed well in a lot of these swing districts," Graham said.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said during a livestream that, "It hasn't been as big of a wave as I'd hoped it would be. We've had some close races go the other way so far."
Texas Republican Rep. Mayra Flores said in a tweet that a "RED WAVE did not happen," adding, "Republicans and Independents stayed home. DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE RESULTS IF YOU DID NOT DO YOUR PART!"
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said on Fox Business that, "If you're not out there working, [the red wave] is not going to be there for you. And that is what we saw happen."
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