A report from the Townhall makes it clear what former President Trump is blaming the GOP for that resulted in lackluster midterm election results. Trump has stated on his social media site, Truth Social, that the blame is not his for the underperformance of the Republican Party, although some GOP analysts do not agree. He points to abortion as a key factor and says that the GOP mishandled the topic. Trump wrote, “It wasn’t my fault that the Republicans didn’t live up to expectations in the MidTerms.” “I was 233-20! It was the ‘abortion issue,’ poorly handled by many Republicans, especially those that firmly insisted on No Exceptions, even in the case of rape, incest, or the life of the mother, that lost large numbers of voters. Also, the people that pushed so hard, for decades, against abortion, got their wish from the U.S. Supreme Court and just plain disappeared, not to be seen again.” Republicans took the House of Representatives by a narrow margin even though it was predicted the Red Wave would prevail due to unhappiness with inflation, crime statistics, and discontent with Biden and his administration. Some exit polls cited abortion as the second most important topic for voters, with inflation being the primary concern of voters. [tweet_embed]January 04, 2023[/tweet_embed] Trump also pointed the finger and placed blame on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for a super PAC he’s aligned with that withdrew money from some of the key races. Trump followed with the statement, “Plus, Mitch stupid $’s! The Daily Caller notes the former President has been the recipient of a lot of criticism for the GOP’s lackluster midterm performance in 2022. The GOP has also taken aim at the GOP candidates endorsed by Trump who were in contested races and senate primaries and went on to lose in the general election. [tweet_embed]January 04, 2023[/tweet_embed] An analysis by the New York Times found the candidates Trump preferred performed by five points worse than the generic Republicans in the U.S. House races. The Republicans won the national popular vote in the House elections. According to Heritage Action, the lack of performance by the GOP in the midterm elections can be blamed on an unclear agenda by the GOP for voters to follow, dropping the ball and not addressing the Democrats’ message about abortion, and the lack of financial resources.