Two Republican House incumbents who are currently facing federal indictments both won re-election. Duncan Hunter of California, who is charged with misuse of campaign funds, and Chris Collins of New York, who is accused of insider trading, were also the first congressmembers to endorse then-candidate Trump. At a press conference Wednesday, Trump called the election results a victory.
President Donald Trump: “I think it was a great victory. I’ll be honest: I think it was a great victory. And actually, some of the news this morning was that it was, in fact, a great victory.”
Trump’s comments came despite Republicans losing the House. Trump also called out Republican lawmakers who lost elections Tuesday, including Barbara Comstock, Mike Coffman and Mia Love, blaming their losses on their refusal to “embrace” him. Speaking about Utah Congressmember Mia Love, Trump said, “Mia Love gave me no love and she lost.”