GOP candidates who lost 2022 election blame Republican leadership

By now, it’s common knowledge that the so-called “red wave” barely managed to form a red puddle, and many Republicans are now blaming GOP leadership, specifically Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), for not doing more to help. 

According to the Washington Examiner, Ohio House candidate J.R. Majewski is one of those candidates. He says the “McLeadership” in Congress did virtually nothing to help him across the finish line.

That same sentiment was echoed across social media in the wake of the election, not only by failed candidates, but also by the people.

In Majewski’s case, he claims national GOP leadership “left the campaign to die.”

Drawing battle lines

In the aftermath of the 2022 midterms, a rift seems to have opened within the Republican Party, and Majewski explained what he believes is happening.

“The corporate media is working overtime to hide the Republican establishment’s failures in the 2022 midterm elections – perpetuating a myth that Donald J. Trump dragged his endorsed candidates down,” he wrote in a piece for the National Pulse.

“This is a complete lie, told in order to embolden GOP leaders in Washington D.C., and ignores the fact that in so many instances, this same ‘McLeadership’ set MAGA candidates up for failure.”

He wrote in the piece that he believes the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) purposely sabotaged his campaign, specifically referencing controversy surrounding claims by Democrats that he falsified his military service.

“Here’s the kicker: I disproved that hit piece on me, and the Associated Press made multiple corrections. The story didn’t have much impact locally, but it did nationally. What made the most impact was the fact that the NRCC left the campaign to die,” he wrote.

Further investigations, however, pointed out other inconsistencies in the military record that he claimed to have, though he still denies that the revelations are accurate.

What’s next?

As the nation waits for results from Arizona and Nevada, many Republican voters and politicians believe that GOP leaders in Congress could have done much more to help candidates during this critically important election cycle.