GOP rep: Georgia win proves Trump doesn’t need to tweet his agenda

GOP rep: Georgia win proves Trump doesn’t need to tweet his agenda
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Rep. Pete KingPeter (Pete) Thomas KingHere are the Democrats who aren't co-sponsoring an assault weapons ban Hotel industry mounts attack on Airbnb with House bill Obama's tan suit controversy hits 5-year anniversary MORE (R-N.Y.) argued Wednesday that GOP success in the highly publicized special election runoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District proves President Trump doesn’t need to tweet his agenda.

“It shows people are fed up with the Democrats just attacking and attacking, attacking the president, and also it should send a signal to the president not to react to negative publicity, just go forward,” King said on Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria."

“Don’t bother tweeting, just go ahead with your agenda and your program," he said.


Trump took a victory lap on Twitter late Tuesday after Republican Karen HandelKaren Christine HandelMcBath passes on running for Senate GOP buys after Democrat launches Georgia Senate bid Jon Ossoff launching Georgia Senate campaign MORE defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff for the seat previously held by Tom Price, Trump's secretary of Health and Human Services.

Democrats viewed the seat long held by Republicans as an early pickup opportunity ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, while Republicans hoped a win would signal support for Trump's agenda, which has largely stalled in Congress.

King on Wednesday called Democrats' Tuesday losses in Georgia and South Carolina, as well as other recent special elections, “devastating defeats."

The New York Republican noted that Trump narrowly won the Georgia district last year and that with a 4-point margin of victory on Tuesday Handel had "doubled" Trump's margin of victory.

“I mean, over the last seven months, no one has gotten worse media coverage, worse press, had more things going against him than President Trump and yet, President Trump won the Georgia district I think by less than 2 percent last November," King said.