November 9, 2022

As Election Day coverage turned from Tuesday to Wednesday, Marc Thiessen called the outcome a "searing indictment" against the radical candidates offered up by the Republican Party.

Irony alert: These same radical candidates were also relentlessly promoted by Fox News. The network poured in millions of dollars of free airtime and faux town halls to support Trump's whacked-out picks for Congress.

Thiessen's first thoughts set the stage for why a sure-fired "red wave for the Republican Party" was a massive fail.

"We had Joe Biden, who's the least popular president since Harry Truman, since presidential polling happened, and there wasn't a red wave," Thiessen said. "That is a searing indictment of the Republican Party."

"That is a searing indictment of the message that we have been sending to the voters, and looked at Republican alternative and said, 'no thanks,'" he said.

Fox News and the GOP hyped pretty much everything Thiessen listed as a plus for Republicans heading into November 8.

"The Republican Party needs to do a really deep introspection -- look in the mirror right now -- because this is an absolute disaster for the Republican Party."

The Fox News panel had sullen faces much of the night because they had predicted a red wave for months.

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