Within minutes of the announcement that Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto had won her reelection bid against Republican Adam Laxalt, keeping the Democrats in control of the US Senate, celebs and media figures took to Twitter to express their delight.
“So the Democrats hold the Senate. In other news, apparently the red wave has crashed against the rocks of reality,” veteran journalist Dan Rather tweeted.
“Frozen” actor Josh Gad quipped: “Man, I’ve never wanted to be at a Trump wedding more than tonight, Gad tweeted, referencing that Donald Trump was giving away his daughter Tiffany Trump at her wedding at Mar-a-Lago when the news was announced the Dems will hold the Senate.
Talking to reporters Saturday night, Pres. Joe Biden said this election might cause Republicans to reflect on whether they will continue as the party of Trump.
“The Republican Party is going to have to decide who they are,” Biden said, adding that the Democrats still “could” keep the House of Representatives after all ballots are counted in close races, but admitted that “it’s a stretch – everything has to fall our way.”
Here are a few more reactions:
So the Democrats hold the Senate. In other news, apparently the red wave has crashed against the rocks of reality.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) November 13, 2022
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) November 13, 2022
Man, I’ve never wanted to be at a Trump wedding more than tonight.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 13, 2022
FN YAY…. IM CRYING
. IVE NEVER BEEN SO
THRILLED…& I helped
GOD THANK YOU
— Cher (@cher) November 13, 2022
Republicans made controlling women's bodies a core policy objective for decades. They built a neo-fascist movement w/a lying idiot on top & shrugged shoulders when the base spread feces inside the US Capitol. They thought no one else was angry. Their day has come. Too late now.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) November 13, 2022
64 billion dollars spent by oligarchs – loose the senate – could lose the house – all you get is JD Vance and Matt gaetz with a bullhorn -
Not a great return on 64billion
— John Cusack (@johncusack) November 13, 2022
Exactly. Folks who believe in America — country > party — showed up to defeat fascist lunacy and a hostile takeover of all we hold dear in terms of our founding principals. While we still have a way to go to achieve them, truly and equitably? More of us believe in them than not! https://t.co/IkIzqYxwEt
— Sophia Bush Hughes (@SophiaBush) November 13, 2022
Democrats control the Senate.
An historic election week continues.
Trumpism crushes the Republican Party again. https://t.co/50FZIIi6Yl
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) November 13, 2022
It’s official. Democrats just kept control of the Senate.
Fuck you Republican election deniers.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) November 13, 2022
Dems hold the Senate! Democracy wins! Trump is a BIG LOSER! And all is right with the world.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 13, 2022
maybe it's time the Republican Party pledges their undying loyalty to someone else who had a cameo in Home Alone 2
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) November 13, 2022