President Biden’s comments come after the Democrats defied expectations and Republicans did not take a large majority of seats as was predicted. The US leader spoke to reporters at the White House on Wednesday afternoon and said so far the midterm results were a “good day for democracy” and a “good day for America”.
President Biden added the Democrat Party had a “strong night” despite losing seats.
He said: “We don’t know all the results yet, but here’s what we do know, the press was predicting a giant red wave and it didn’t happen.”
The President also said although the current results show a “clear and unmistakable message to preserve our democracy” and added: “The American people have spoken and shown that democracy is who we are.”
He added that “the voters were also clear that they’re still frustrated, I get it, it’s been a really tough few years for this country”.
Mr Biden also spoke about former President Donald Trump’s unproven claim that the 2020 presidential election was rigged due to widespread election fraud, and said officials “did their job and fulfilled their duty… without any interference”.
Voting ballots are still being counted, as Republicans are expected to win control of the House of Representatives but Senate results seem to be currently neck-and-neck.
States which will decide who controls the Senate, Nevada and Arizona, are yet to be announced.
As of writing, the current results of the House of Representatives are 214 seats to the Democrats, and 221 seats to the Republicans, according to NBC News.
Georgia is unlikely to be decided until December 6 due to the state’s strict election laws which require a run-off if no candidate reaches 50 percent of the votes.
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It comes at a time many of the candidates’ former President Trump endorsed underperformed, throwing doubts on how influential the “MAGA” brand of Republicanism will be in the 2024 presidential election.
Marc Thiessen, a former chief speechwriter for Bush, said on FOX News: “The Republican party needs to do a really deep introspection look in the mirror right now because this is an absolute disaster.”
On his social media platform Truth Social, Mr Trump wrote said that in certain ways the midterm results were “somewhat disappointing”.
However, Mr Trump remained optimistic and also stated: “From my personal standpoint it was a very big victory – 219 WINS and 16 Losses in the General – Who has ever done better than that?”
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President Joe Biden also hinted on Wednesday about running again to be president and has he will make a decision if he should run for a second term next year.
He suggested he is likely to run but will make a final decision with input from his wife, First Lady Jill Biden.
It comes at a time Donald Trump has strongly hinted he may run in the 2024 presidential election, and some media outlets have suggested that the former President may make an announcement on November 14, the Monday after the midterm election.
This week he spoke at a rally in Iowa and said to a cheering crowd “Very soon, get ready!”.
He said: “In order to make our country successful and safe and glorious – I will very, very, very probably do it again, OK? Very, very, very probably. Very, very, very probably.”