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Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader'

Fox Business host Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsBartiromo, Pirro, Dobbs file to dismiss Smartmatic lawsuits Jim Jordan: Rising power on the right? Fox Corp. signs Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott to new multiyear deal MORE said on Tuesday that Republicans lost control of the Senate and the presidency because they “forgot who was the true leader,” referring to former President TrumpDonald TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE.

Speaking on “Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla,” Dobbs argued that Republicans in Congress such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats near pressure point on nixing filibuster  We need a voting rights workaround Biden takes victory lap after Senate passes coronavirus relief package MORE (Ky.) and Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneGOP votes in unison against COVID-19 relief bill Senate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Biden gets involved to help break Senate logjam MORE (S.D.) had sought to "undercut" Trump.

"These people have become petty and vindictive and really are not honoring the guy that is the only good thing to happen to the Republican Party in the last of four cycles," Dobbs told Failla. "Think about it. They lost in 2008. They lost in 2012. They would have lost in 2016. And they did lose this year because the Republican Party forgot who was the true leader."

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Though Trump lost his reelection bid, Republicans were able to gain seats in the House. Democrats currently hold slim majorities in both chambers, gaining a slim majority in the Senate after Democratic Georgia Sens. Jon OssoffJon OssoffAdvocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout Klain on Harris breaking tie: 'Every time she votes, we win' Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE and Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockAdvocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout 'Bloody Sunday' to be commemorated for first time without John Lewis LeBron James's More Than A Vote ad campaign focuses on defending voting rights MORE won in their respective runoff elections against Republican incumbents.

Soon after the presidential election was called in favor of President BidenJoe BidenLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Fauci predicts high schoolers will receive coronavirus vaccinations this fall Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE, Dobbs spoke out against the election, saying Trump had been denied what was "rightfully his."

During the same interview with Failla, Dobbs also addressed rumors that Trump was planning to start his own political party.

"It has a ring to it, but I don't know any particulars. I don't know what he's thinking," said Dobbs. "He said very clearly he doesn't want to do it. Well, actually, what he said was he's not doing it. He may want to do it. I think that that's the right answer, although I do think the idea of a third party, just as motivation for the Republican RINO [Republican in name only] leadership, would be helpful."