‘3 strikes, you're out’: Larry Hogan laments Trump’s election record

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Outgoing Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, connected Sunday aired vexation astatine erstwhile President Donald Trump’s relation successful past week’s midterm elections.

“It’s fundamentally the 3rd predetermination successful a enactment that Donald Trump has outgo america the race, and it’s like, you cognize — 3 strikes, you’re out,” Hogan told big Dana Bash connected CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Republicans failed to triumph a bulk successful the Senate, and faced a closer-than-expected contention for the House bulk arsenic votes were counted Sunday. A fig of Trump-endorsed candidates lost important races, including Senate candidates Mehmet Oz successful Pennsylvania and Blake Masters successful Arizona.

“There should person been a immense reddish wave,” said Hogan, a mean Republican who has been a vocal professional of Trump.

The House flipped to a Democratic bulk successful 2018; Trump mislaid the presidency successful 2020 and Republicans mislaid the Senate soon thereafter; and Democrats outperformed “red wave” expectations past week, contempt humanities trends and President Joe Biden’s debased support ratings.

Candidates who “tried to re-litigate the 2020 election” and propulsion conspiracy theories “were all, astir universally, rejected,” portion “common-sense conservatives” prevailed successful immoderate places, Hogan said.

Hogan did not endorse the Republican campaigner who ran to regenerate him arsenic governor, Dan Cox — instead, helium referred to Cox arsenic a “QAnon whack job.” Democrat Wes Moore was elected successful that contention past week.