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Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader'
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs 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 Trump.
Speaking on "Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla," Dobbs argued that Republicans in Congress such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Sen. John Thune (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."
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 Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won in their respective runoff elections against Republican incumbents.
Soon after the presidential election was called in favor of President Biden, 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."